Volunteers Needed for Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY—Canadian Global Response is one of the five NGOs that are “ready and willing to help the RMWB community,” being listed in the re-entry information booklet residents are receiving as many return to Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. Residents will be given these booklets upon re-entry.

CGR and our trusted partners are helping with the following and are requesting volunteers for:

  • debris clean up
  • tree removal
  • recovering belongings from ash
  • fridge/freezer and furniture removal
  • chaplaincy

CGR volunteers are already on the ground. We are in need of additional volunteers this weekend, the following week and throughout June. If you or others you know of are available, please email us ASAP and we will help coordinate carpooling and any necessary pre-departure training in Edmonton.

Specifically, we are looking for welcome centre volunteers to assist with psycho-emotional and relational support, who serve as the first contact for families. They will also help setup our central staging centre in Fort McMurray. Liason volunteers (for logistics and food distribution) and particularly ashout (trained) volunteers will also be needed to help with the immediate cleanup.

Thank you for your donations and volunteer inquiries! Initial funds received have already been deployed through local volunteers, with food, medications, and clothing distributed to families in need. Hampers have also been distributed to help families reestablish themselves in communities across Alberta. We are requesting further donations, which will be used to purchase basic necessities and assist in the volunteer efforts.

Volunteers are needed as disaster recovery and cleanup teams that are now entering Fort McMurray. We are requesting potential volunteers to contact the office by email or phone. Further service opportunities and information about disaster relief efforts in Fort McMurray will be made available as soon as possible.

Anyone wishing to respond can help by donating to CGR’s disaster relief efforts in Fort McMurray through the donation button below, or selecting other giving options on our donation page.

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