OTTAWA, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles, issued a call to action earlier today among Legion members and branches across Canada to donate funds for relief efforts in Alberta because of the wildfires in the Fort McMurray area.
"The devastation suffered by the residents of Fort McMurray is absolutely tragic," says Eagles. "We have a history of assisting Canadians when states of emergency are declared and I have encouraged each of our 1,400 branches from every corner of this country to come together and help with financial donations or Legion branches opening their doors to welcome displaced area residents," adds Eagles.
"Legionnaires answered the call and gave generously to relief efforts during the floods in Badger, NL in 2003 and again during the floods in Calgary in 2013," adds Eagles. "I am confident that our nearly 300,000 members will be as generous as possible in keeping with our service to Canada and its communities."
Donations in support of the Fort McMurray disaster can be made to:
- Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal
- Alberta-NWT Command Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief Fund
- at any TD Bank to account #80689-004-5237800 / Alberta-NWT Command
SOURCE The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command
For further information: For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or [email protected]