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Salvation Army helping those in need during Wildfire Emergency            

Local Restaurants Canada Member, Salvation Army, focal point of relief efforts

Perhaps no Restaurants Canada member exemplifies our mission “Together We Nourish a Nation” as much as one of our members in Fort McMurray Alberta – the local Salvation Army Community Services Division - as part of relief efforts during the Wildfire Emergency.

The Salvation Army has mobilized four emergency response units to support first responders in Fort McMurray and area.

The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is providing support to first responders and those impacted by the wild fire disaster, which has caused some 80,000 residents to flee their homes and businesses, many of which have been destroyed.

Salvation Army

Text “FORTMAC” to 45678

The Salvation Army is collecting monetary funds to help with relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Those wishing to donate can visit, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. A $10 donation can also be made by texting FORTMAC to 45678.

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The public can also help with relief efforts through monetary donations. Donations can be made on the Salvation Army Site or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Let us let others know how you are helping

We know how generous and caring our members are. If you, or someone you know, is currently providing support or service as part of the relief effort, please let us know. We would love to share that information with others. Send us a note or call us toll free at 1 800 387 5649. We’ll make sure that information is shared with the wider Restaurants Canada community. And, Thank You!

Restaurants Canada has set up a Resources page with helpful links which can be accessed here. And don't forget to check out some of the heartwarming stories coming out of this tragedy.

If there is additional information you think you should be shared, please feel free to let us know!

In the meantime, our thoughts go out to the people affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires, and to the First Responders who are working to get people safely home.

Paul McKay, Member Services, Restaurants Canada


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