CUPE Local 543 is encouraging all Members and Windsor-Essex Residents to donate to the Red Cross Fort McMurray Evacuee Relief Effort.
Please see the CBC (matching donations) link and Red Cross article below.
Please note that the Government of Canada has agreed to match individual donations in aid of Fort McMurray residents:
When people evacuated their communities, they left not knowing if they would have homes to return to. Evacuated residents find themselves in need of a place to stay, food, water and basic supplies.
The Red Cross has a network of highly-trained volunteers who are there to help, and we’re actively scaling up our operations in response to the fires. We are supporting registration, family re-unification, assisting in shelters in Edmonton and Lac La Biche, as well as providing accommodation and basic necessities like food and water. Specially-trained volunteers are providing care and comfort to those who have suffered emotional trauma. Additional personnel are on standby and ready if needed.
We will be working alongside those affected not just today, but for the weeks and months and even years that follow as they recover.
Canadians looking to help can make a donation to the Alberta Fires Appeal, which will help us deliver assistance to those who need it.
If you have been evacuated, or are looking for family members who have been evacuated, register online or by calling 1-888-350-6070. Registering helps response organizations, like the Red Cross, provide support as well as helps reconnect family members following the evacuation.
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