The devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta  forced the province to call a state of emergency on Wednesday.
More than 88,000 residents had to leave their homes in and around the Fort McMurray area, sending evacuees to nearby communities for aid and shelter.
Because of this widespread disaster, TransLink in partnership with NEXTEXT is providing donation opportunities for anyone who texts “33333” for the next two weeks to donate $5 to the Red Cross relief efforts for Fort McMurray.
All you have to do to donate is text “REDCROSS” to “30333” from your phone.
About $11 million has been already donated to the Red Cross and both the Alberta provincial and federal governments have committed to match individual donations .
Please help us support our fellow Canadians in distress by donating today.
To donate online through the Canadian Red Cross click here .
Author: Adrienne Coling