An RCMP officer surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray

An RCMP officer surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray

Ways to help Fort McMurray evacuees

Many Central Alberta companies and individuals are stepping up to help the displaced Fort McMurray residents.

Many Central Alberta companies and individuals are stepping up to help the displaced Fort McMurray residents.

Here is a list of resources for those looking to help:

INFORMATION

211 Alberta www.ab.211.ca or call 211

DONATIONS

*Red Cross

Online: www.redcross.ca

Call toll-free: 1-800-418-1111

Email: WeCare@redcross.ca

Text: To make a $5 donation text redcross to 30333

*Black Press/ Red Deer Advocate

Online: www.blackpress4good.com/blackpress4fortmac

Click on the donate button at Black Press Supports Fort McMurray Relief Efforts

*Salvation Army

Online: www.salvationarmy.ca

FREE ACCOMMODATIONS

*Alberta Real Estate Association

Facebook: “REALTORS® Support Fort McMurray”

*Holiday Inn (ZS Holdings)

Holiday Inn in Gasoline Alley (403-348-8488)

Please call ahead to reserve your room.

*Northland Apartments

Red Deer, 2936 50th Ave.

Call 403-343-7955

*Lions Campground

Red Deer, 4723 Riverside Drive

Free camping for one month with proof of residency from evacuated areas. For more information, visit www.reddeerlionscampground.com or call 403-342-8183.

FUNDRAISERS

Red Deer

*Saturday – Mother’s Day Market accepting donations. There will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the Fort McMurray Relief Efforts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baymont Inn and Suites (formerly Red Deer Lodge) in the Red Deer Lodge 4311-49th Avenue

*May 8 — Musicians from more than 10 local bands will work with Slumland Promotions, Shadows Productions, Marked UP events, Synthetic Productions, and Of Thorn & Vine to put on a live music fundraiser on May 8 at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar in Red Deer’s Quality Inn North Hill. Starts at 3:30 p.m. and $15.

*May 12 — Fight For Fort McMurray Fundraiser at Bo’s Bar and Grill Live Music * Guest Bartenders * Silent Auctions * Raffles. The talented team from To The Lost will be manning a cocktail station with 100% of proceeds going to The Red Cross & Accredited local charities in Fort McMurray. Tickets $10 Bands: Markus Sommer, Klamdaggers, Roses & Smoke, Thomas Hutlet, Jesse Roads Band, Clash At The Carnival, Underside Pattern, Dear Kills, The Capones, Boots & The Hoots, Dusty Tucker $2 From every pint goes, $2 from every taco order goes towards the charity. Bo’s will match money taken in from the door this evening.

TRANSPORTATION

*Red Deer Transit

Free fares on all transit routes for one month with proof of residency from evacuated areas shown to the transit operator.

RECREATION

Red Deer recreation facilities

Free admission for one month with proof of residency from evacuated areas shown at Customer Service. For a list of facilities, please visit: www.reddeer.ca/recfacilities.