CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, through the Calgary Flames Foundation, has donated an initial $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Fort McMurray, AB.
The Canadian Red Cross will facilitate care for those affected and will be providing shelter, food, accommodation, comfort and care, in addition to ongoing recovery efforts as people heal from this traumatic event.
“Like all Albertans, we are very moved by the devastation caused by the fires in Fort McMurray and are joining so many Albertans and Canadians in supporting relief efforts,” said Ken King, President and CEO, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation.
The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation are also encouraging fans to text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 donation.
The Red Cross is the largest disaster relief organization in the world. When a disaster is too severe for the local support systems to respond, the global Red Cross response is initiated quickly. The Canadian Red Cross will be working as part of the global Red Cross response to this emergency.
The Calgary Flames Foundation has supported the Canadian Red Cross in the past with relief efforts after natural disasters in the Nepal, Philippines, Haiti, Japan and after the Southern Alberta floods in June 2013.