TORONTO, Ont. – As many residents have been given the green light to return to their homes in Fort McMurray following last month’s devastating wildfire, the Trucks for Change Network and its members continue to make efforts to help evacuees.
Several residents made the journey back home starting June 1, and Trucks for Change indicated that it and its members would be coordinating requests to transport cleanup kits from points in Ontario and elsewhere to the Fort Mac and Edmonton area that will include mops, brooms, sponges, cleaning liquids, pails, gloves and masks.
Trucks for Change said it has been working with trusted relief agencies, such as the Canadian Red Cross and Global Medic, to bring not only financial donations, but also initial response items like cots, blankets and water to the Fort Mac region, and much of its members’ freight transportation was donated free of charge or offered at cost.
In its endeavour to better communicate the ongoing relief effort, the network is asking any companies currently providing services or fundraising efforts for those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire to contact them at 905-844-8658 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.