The Ringette Alberta community is thinking of our Fort McMurray Ringette Association Families during this difficult time. We have compiled a few ways to help those displaced by the fires below:
If you have accommodations available and can take in displaced families, please visit this website: http://ymmfire.ca/
If you can donate, the Red Cross is accepting monetary donations here: https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action…
OR you can text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5
Edmonton Emergency Relief Services has put out a call for donations and volunteers. Specifically, they are collecting diapers, baby wipes, NEW toiletries (such as soap, shampoo, tampons, toothpaste etc.) and NEW socks and underwear. Please don’t bring them random old stuff! Take your donations, NOT to the Expo Centre, but to the ERS offices, downtown at 10255 104th Street. They will distribute them where they are needed most. If you would like to volunteer, please call 780-428-4422. Nicole Geoffrey is the contact there and says that if you don’t get an answer right away, please leave a message, and they’ll get back to you.
Edmonton Expo Centre has been opened up for evacuees. More info here: http://www.northlands.com/fort-mcmurray-evacuees/
Ringette Alberta has offered any kind of assistance directly to our Ringette families. We will keep everyone posted if there are any direct ways our Ringette community can help.