Residents will have to wait at least two more weeks
Conditions in the fire ravaged areas of Alberta are steadily improving to help crews to battle the blaze into submission. However, even with the progress that has been made fighting the fire since the first Fort McMurray evacuations were ordered two weeks ago, it will still be at least another two weeks before officials can begin to talk about allowing residents of the area to return on a large scale.
Don Wheaton would like to thank everyone in city of Edmonton that have supported those displaced by the fire through varying kinds of donations. Our manufacturing partner, General Motors Canada has stepped up to offer a sizable cash donation as well as made needed technology available to afflicted people.
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“On behalf of all of the extended GM Canada family, we admire and support the resiliency and determination of those individuals and families affected by the devastating fires in Alberta,” Steve Carlisle, president and managing director, General Motors of Canada said in a press release. “We commend the efforts of everyone who have come to their aid and demonstrated overwhelming compassion to those in need.”
Since the fires began driving people from their homes, General Motors Canada has donated $100,000 and provided free access to proprietary services like OnStar Crisis Assist and OnStar emergency response to allow rescuers to more easily find those that need help.
Can I still help Alberta Fire victims staying in Edmonton?
The Globe and Mail is reporting that it will still be quite some time before residents can return to their homes, if they have anything to return to at all. The Canadian Red Cross and other relief organizations are working around the clock to help in the most efficient way possible. Locally, a few shelters have been established for those seeking safety. More help and donations are always welcome.
Everyone at Don Wheaton couldn’t be more proud of our hometown and the way everyone has stepped up in the time of need. You make us proud to be here and stand next to you.