EDMONTON, May 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army's Emergency and Disaster Services continues to provide support to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. The Salvation Army has four Community Response Units in the field that are feeding hundreds of first responders.
Our thrift stores in Alberta are giving out five sets of clothing to people from Fort McMurray. If people from Fort McMurray are in need of clothing, they can turn to The Salvation Army for help and need only provide their Red Cross registration number. We are also providing practical assistance such as food and hygiene kits.
We are currently requesting donations of clothing at our thrift stores in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary only. This is to replenish supplies given to Fort McMurray evacuees.
The public can also help with relief efforts through monetary donations. Donations can be made at SalvationArmy.ca/albertafires or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. A $10 donation can also be made by texting FORTMAC to 45678.
Church Service for Fort McMurray Evacuees
The Salvation Army is hosting a church service in Edmonton at 2 p.m. on Sunday for those displaced from Fort McMurray. We will have people available to offer emotional and spiritual support. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. The address of the church is 9115 75 St NW.
Practical, Emotional & Spiritual Care
The Salvation Army is committed to supporting the evacuees as best we can. Salvation Army personnel are available to provide practical assistance, such as food and clothing, or emotional and spiritual care.
The Salvation Army has operated community and social programs in Fort McMurray since 1979 and will continue to be an active presence in this city.
SOURCE The Salvation Army
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For further information: John McAlister, National Director of Marketing and Communications, The Salvation Army, Cell: 416-452-5116, Email: John_McAlister@can.salvationarmy.org; Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Director of Public Relations and Development, Alberta and Northern Territories Division, Phone: 403-410-1115, Mobile: 403-874-9413, Email: Pam_Goodyear@can.salvationarmy.org