The Calgary Flames website has reported that The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation has made a $100,000 donation through the Calgary Flames Foundation to the Canadian Red Cross to help out with aid in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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The Canadian Red Cross will help out with care, food, shelter, etc for those affected by the fire that evacuated over 60,000 people from their homes.
"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." - Ken King, President and CEO, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
Family, friends and fans can help out tremendously by texting 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.