Black Press and Rimbey Review support Red Cross donations for victims of Fort McMurray fires

The Rimbey Review and Black Press are offering its readers the opportunity to contribute to the Fort McMurray relief efforts.

  • Fri May 6th, 2016 10:00am
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The Rimbey Review and Black Press are offering its readers the opportunity to contribute to the Fort McMurray relief efforts.

Please join us in supporting the Canadian Red Cross. Both the federal and provincial governments are matching donations to assist the estimated 83,000 residents who were displaced by the wildfires.

You can donate as little as $5 by clicking on the donate button at www.blackpress4good.com/blackpress4fortmac

Alberta has declared a state of emergency as crews continue to battle the raging wildfires that have forced the largest fire evacuation in the province’s history.

“Our hearts go out to the people of Fort McMurray who are suffering through the devastation of losing their homes. Newspapers and their readers have a long history of rallying to help those in need and we’d like to continue that tradition,” said Mary Kemmis, president of the Alberta/East Kootenay division of Black Press and publisher of the Red Deer Advocate.

More than 1,600 homes and structures have been burned to the ground and the displaced residents are in desperate need of support.

Residents who want to set up a personal crowdfunding campaign can do so through the BlackPress4Good fundraising site.

BlackPress4Good will waive the regular fees (excluding credit card fees) for any personal crowdfunding campaign launched in support of friends or family members affected by the Fort McMurray fires.

Black Press is the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada with more than 150 titles in print and online.