$2 Million Allocated to Communities Affected by the Northern Alberta Fires
By: Courtney Wilson, Communications Volunteer
The Canadian Red Cross has some very exciting news regarding the results of the Northern Alberta Wildfires Community Project Fund. This amazing project will be giving away $2 million to support all the communities affected by the wildfires that raged in Northern Alberta last summer. This substantial amount of money will go directly to supporting organizations that strengthen these communities.
A committee, comprised of community leaders and Red Cross Volunteers, has been hard at work determining which projects would be selected to receive funding. The committee had their hands full; with over 50 different projects to consider.
It has now come to a decision as to where the funding should be spent. The committee selected 23 projects that they felt would best serve fire-affected communities as a whole. The selected projects range from providing hot lunches for students to repairing the roof of a local community organization.
The Northern Alberta Wildfires was the largest disaster in Alberta’s history and the Red Cross is extremely committed to rebuilding the affected communities. The invested funds will help build resiliency and spirit within all the individuals affected.
Three cheers for the Canadian Red Cross and the Northern Alberta Wildfires Community Project Fund!