FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – British Columbia has stepped up in a big way, raising $384,000 through donations at the BC Liquor Stores to donate to those impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires.
The money was raised in stores throughout the province between May 3 and May 29. The money goes a long way for those in Fort McMurray who were devastated by the raging wildfires. They are just starting to return home today in phases.
The fire has no moved into Saskatchewan but is not believed to be a threat to the communities in Alberta anymore.
“I’m astounded by the incredible generosity of British Columbians towards our neighbours in Alberta. This is by far the largest amount BC Liquor Stores has raised for the Red Cross since our partnership with them began in 2003. BC Liquor Stores would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the customers and employees who supported this campaign.” – Blain Lawson, General Manager and CEO, BC Liquor Distribution Branch
You can also still donate to the Red Cross by calling 1 800 418-1111 to help.