Right now, tens of thousands of people from Fort McMurray and surrounding communities have fled the raging fires overtaking and threatening their neighbourhoods, their homes, their treasured keepsakes and memories, and their most basic sense of safety.
With shortest notice, residents were ordered to evacuate, leaving only precious minutes to secure children, family, and pets, figure out what they might need and to pack what they could.
For how long or when they might be able to return home, nobody knew.
Right now, they need our help. Right now, they need to know we care.
Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross and show the people of Fort McMurray and surrounding First Nations communities that we are with them.
When re-building in these communities begins, it will require plans to adapt for the repeat risk and potential for fires of this magnitude.
We can all be a part of ensuring a disaster like this doesn’t consume another community.
We need to work together as fellow Canadians to take action to reduce the life-altering risks of climate change in a hotter, drier world. We need to work together to protect each other from this harm.
Please show your solidarity and support for the people affected by these fires in whatever way you can.
Interim Executive Director
Sierra Club Canada Foundation
One Earth • One Chance