I was worried when I heard that all this money was being donated to the RED CROSS but no one was seeing anything and no one was saying anything. https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2016/05/what-help-do-you-really-get-in.html
But today BIG NEWS!!
Fort McMurray wildfire: Red Cross gives $50M, Alberta gives $100M in emergency funding
By Karen Bartko and Emily Mertz
"Emergency funding from Red Cross"
"People who have given the Red Cross an email address will receive the funds through e-transfer in the next 24 to 48 hours. The Red Cross said if you didn’t provide an email, they will reach out to you."
“No matter where they are in Canada, we will reach out,” Conrad Sauve, president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross said. “We will take care of you wherever you are.”
He called the emergency funding effort the most important and fastest direct cash transfer in the organization’s history. Read More Here
“In order to allow for immediate distribution to people who are in most urgent need, we are asking evacuees who aren’t in dire need of these funds to wait a few days before claiming them.
“These funds will be available for some time, and no eligible evacuee will miss out.”Seniors, individuals with mobility issues, those with special needs and others who are in Alberta but unable to apply in person at a debit card location can contact 310-4455 to make alternative arrangements. Read More Here
#RedCross to give #ABfire evacuees $50 million in immediate financial assistance: https://t.co/MYGthMnEH8 pic.twitter.com/LH8B4lMaFt— Canadian Red Cross (@redcrosscanada) May 11, 2016
It's okay to not be okay after #ymmfire. Help is available. Call 1-877-303-2642 for 24/7 support. pic.twitter.com/YgoBCQZ4gT— Alberta Government (@YourAlberta) May 10, 2016
<3 it! RT @AceBurpeeShow: New shirt drops tmrw at 4pm. 100% of proceeds to @redcrosscanada #ymmfire @vantagestudios pic.twitter.com/b0L7ax6eLv— Canadian Red Cross (@redcrosscanada) May 11, 2016
#ABfire evacuees: Do you have questions about receiving Red Cross support? FAQ: https://t.co/yVyCY8QAbo pic.twitter.com/NS1OKUHbAN— Canadian Red Cross (@redcrosscanada) May 11, 2016
We're matching all @redcrosscanada donations we receive to support those affected by the tragic #FortMcMurray fires. pic.twitter.com/0Gl0c57hRW— Wayne Gretzky's T.O. (@WayneGretzkysTO) May 11, 2016
RT @AngelaKnightCBC: Don't forget you can donate to #ymmhelp until 6pm. @CalgaryFoodBank @CalgaryHumane https://t.co/5OxTViJEJx— Canadian Red Cross (@redcrosscanada) May 11, 2016
Emergency debit cards are available at 2PM. Here are locations, details and contact numbers https://t.co/cyXx7C9c9l pic.twitter.com/K715nyzV67— Alberta Government (@YourAlberta) May 11, 2016
RT @FrancoisAudet: Excellent initiative @redcrosscanada transfer $50million to fire evacuees #FortMcMurray https://t.co/ttXtGb5Sb4 #cdnpoli— Canadian Red Cross (@redcrosscanada) May 11, 2016
FANTASTIC!! https://t.co/2LE7WLh4TK— Tina Winterlik (@zipolita) May 12, 2016
So happy to hear the @redcrosscanada is giving the money to the people right away. I know it's desperately needed. #FortMacFire #ymmfire— Tina Winterlik (@zipolita) May 12, 2016
How the Red Cross will spend funds collected: https://t.co/ELojOfnx8c #ymm #FortMacFire #ymmfire Fort McMurray via @CBC— Don Scott (@DonaldKScott) May 11, 2016
https://tinawinterlik.blogspot.ca/2016/05/what-help-do-you-really-get-in.html'Most important cash transfer' in RedCross history:$600 per adult,$300 per child https://t.co/FVr1rbP8v3 #fortmacfire #FortMcMurray #Alberta— Ilamaran Nagarasa (@journalistmaran) May 11, 2016