(Photo by Toronto Star)
 
Disaster relief organizations, such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, are set up to respond immediately to short-term needs when calamity strikes. Others, like Rotary International, are focused on longer-term development and rebuilding, in partnership with community groups in affected areas.
 
As wildfires threatened Fort McMurray, Rotarians from the Toronto area reached out to the Rotary district in Alberta to see how we could help. The District 5370 Governor, who is from Fort McMurray, and the president of the Fort McMurray Rotary Club recommended that the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation set up a "Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund", which the public and corporations, as well as Rotarians can make donations to.
 
When the disaster is over, and the focus turns to rebuilding the city, an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary Club and the municipality) will advise where the greatest needs are and how the funds should be dispersed.
 
If you would like to make a donation to this rebuilding fund, you can do so online, or send a cheque to the address below. In either case, note "Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund" on your donation.
 
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 –104 Ave. NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 0S3
 
 
(Photo by Toronto Star)
 
Disaster relief organizations, such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, are set up to respond immediately to short-term needs when calamity strikes. Others, like Rotary International, are focused on longer-term development and rebuilding, in partnership with community groups in affected areas.
 
As wildfires threatened Fort McMurray, Rotarians from the Toronto area reached out to the Rotary district in Alberta to see how we could help. The District 5370 Governor, who is from Fort McMurray, and the president of the Fort McMurray Rotary Club recommended that the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation set up a "Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund", which the public and corporations, as well as Rotarians can make donations to.
 
When the disaster is over, and the focus turns to rebuilding the city, an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary Club and the municipality) will advise where the greatest needs are and how the funds should be dispersed.
 
If you would like to make a donation to this rebuilding fund, you can do so online, or send a cheque to the address below. In either case, note "Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund" on your donation.
 
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 –104 Ave. NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 0S3
 
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