URGENT: Help Those Affected By Wildfires In Slave Lake

Today, it’s not about hockey.

By now, you’re probably well aware of the dire situation happening in the town of Slave Lake.

15 May - Photo courtesy CBC and Twitter @thisguydeya

If you somehow don’t know, wildfires have swept through Alberta, burning a significant portion of the town of Slave Lake to the ground.  Residents were evacuated yesterday, and many will eventually return to houses, businesses and more that have been completely decimated by wildfire.

Photo courtesy CTV-Edmonton

Please help those who have been affected by this tragedy by calling the Canadian Red Cross at

1-800-418-1111.

Tell them you want to help donate to those affected by the wildfires in Slave Lake, Alberta.

Donate online at the Canadian Red Cross’ official website by visiting redcross.ca.  Consider donating a nominal amount.  If just 1,000 people who see this post can donate something small, say $5, that’s $5,000 dollars right there.

All monies go directly to the people who need it.  They could be your friends, your family, your neighbours.

THE NUMBER TO LOCATE YOUR LOVED ONES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN DISPLACED FROM THE SLAVE LAKE WILDFIRES IS 1-800-565-4483

If you’re reading this on Monday, 16 May, Edmonton Emergency Relief is accepting donations to help those affected at 10255 104 St.  Unopened toiletries / clean bedding and towels (thanks, Scott Bourgeois @scottybomb)

If you have any information that I can put here to help, message  me on Twitter @oilonwhyte.

If you’d like to leave a comment with information, do so at the bottom of this post.

*NB* The next three links are filled with information regarding donations and recovery.  After visiting the Canadian Red Cross website, useful town information can be found on all three of these sites.

1.  The Rebuild Slave Lake Blogspot is on the web.  Click here to visit it.  You do not need to be a member of Blogger to post there.

2.  From @ChristianSadler, a donation page has been set up on Facebook.  Click the link to view it.  Thanks, Christian.

3.  This is the general info page on Facebook regarding the Alberta Wildfires.

Any other relevant information will be listed once I receive it.

Stay safe.

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