Alberta Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Aheer was gifted a artwork depticting Lacombe’s Flat Iron Building by Mayor Grant Creasey during the 2019 Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival. (File photo by Todd Clolin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Alberta government to match donations up to $2 million

Several organizations have already established COVID-19 fundraising campaigns

The province is matching donations to charities responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Starting Wednesday, the government will match, dollar for dollar, donations up to $2 million to Alberta-based charities and non-profit organizations with COVID-19 fundraising campaigns.

“Alberta’s charities and non-profits, and the gift of those who donate, is an integral part of what makes us Albertan,” said Leela Sharon Aheer, minister of culture, multiculturalism and the status of women.

“These incredible organizations are struggling to fill gaps created by the increased and changing demand for services created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“By matching donations, we will amplify the generosity of Albertans and boost the capacity of community organizations working tirelessly to make sure vulnerable Albertans are cared for during the pandemic.”

Several organizations have already established COVID-19 fundraising campaigns to distribute money quickly to those who need it most.

The matching donation program runs until May 31.

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