Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as they leave their homes and city for safety during the wildfires and prepare to face rebuilding their lives and community.
One of Burlington’s strengths is our ability to come together to help others in need. We have witnessed this during the flood of August 2014 and, more recently, during the Syrian refugee initiative.
Elected officials in Alberta are asking anyone wishing to help to donate to the Alberta Fires Appeal made through the Canadian Red Cross at www.redcross.ca. Burlington’s City Manager has reached out to the CAO of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, to ask how we can help during this difficult time.
On behalf of my colleagues on City Council, thank you to all the people in Burlington who are already doing your part to help the people of Fort McMurray.