MILTON, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is challenging its members to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire that continues to burn and spread.
The PMTC itself has donated $2,000 to help the victims and is reaching out to its members to donate as well.
“The tragedies of the last week that have unfolded are devastating and have changed the lives of those effected forever,” said PMTC president Mike Millian. “The work of emergency response personnel, however, has been amazing. And the fact that no lives have been lost as a direct result of the fire is a testament of their efforts, skill, and commitment. In true Canadian spirit, it has been heartwarming to see the spirit of Albertans and Canadians as a whole in the fundraising efforts to date, and the acts of selflessness and kindness that have been shown to help out those in need. The PMTC and its Board have decided to make a $2,000.00 donation to help those affected by these tragedies. We are also challenging our membership to donate towards this cause in any way that they can.”
Donations are suggested to made to the Red Cross of Canada by visiting www.redcross.ca, and donating to the Alberta Fires Appeal. Donations made to this fund are being matched by the Federal Government, as well as the Provincial Government of Alberta.