On May 1, 2016, a fire started just outside of Fort McMurray. In just 2 days, the fire swept through the city of Fort McMurray, destroying over 2500 homes, businesses, and buildings, and sending over 80 000 people fleeing from their homes in a city-wide evacuation.
Here is a glimpse of what most people had to drive through in order to get themselves and their family to safety.
This disaster has especially hit home for me because my father and 3 of my cousins all live in Fort McMurray and have all been evacuated from their homes. All are safe… but unsure of when they can return to Fort McMurray to start to rebuild their lives. They have been relying on their family and friends to help them through this devastating time.
Canadians have been coming together from coast to coast to do what they can to help out. Donations are pouring into the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Government has promised to match every dollar donated. Myself, along with other Canadian teachers, have come together to help raise money for the cause.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, my TpT store (and several others!!) will be donating all sales to the Canadian Red Cross. You can check out my TpT store to get some fabulous resources at a discounted price – and know that everything you spend will be donated right to the Canadian Red Cross. I know that TpT’ers and TpT fans are generous and supportive and I look forward to making a big donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Just click on the button below to get to my store!
If you are a TpT seller and are donating your earnings to the Canadian Red Cross in order to help the residents of Fort McMurray, please feel free to add your store link below!