Thursday, 12 May 2016

We are here for you Fort McMurray

My home province, Alberta, has experienced a devastating tragedy over the last few weeks; an enormous wildfire in Fort McMurray. Up to 90 000 people have been evacuated, homes destroyed and families uprooted.
Cities in Alberta are welcoming the people of Fort Mac with open arms and hearts into their communitieshomes, and schools. Amid this tragedy heroes have risen from the ashes, stories of firefighters saving lives, teachers taking care of their studentsnurses and doctors evacuating hospitals, and countless stories of donations and kids raising money to help out.
To donate to the Red Cross, go to this website or

The pets need our help too!!!

There is of course such an emotional toll on these families as well. I can't imagine what these families are going through, especially the young children struggling to make sense of it all. I would be at a loss if I had to explain this to my toddler. The Red Cross has some resources available on coping with the aftermath of natural disasters for both adults and children.
A group of Canadian Teachers Pay Teachers Authors would like to help out and are donating all sales on MONDAY, MAY 16 to the relief fund set up by the Red Cross.