The Red Cross sent us a thank you letter:
On May 3, 2016 the great city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, burned as wildfires swept in from the surrounding forests. Over 60,000 residents are now homeless.
As soon as the tragedy became known, Rebel Nation took action!
The Rebel set up an Inidegogo page to raise funds for the Red Cross.
Our campaign goal was huge: $100,000. But together, we smashed through that number, and raised more than $150,000 — one of the largest fundraising drives in the country!
Thank you Rebel Nation.
We were able to get most of that to the Red Cross in time to qualify for matching funds from the government, too — so the final number received by the Red Cross will be even higher!
As you know, there’s a second part to our Rebuild Fort McMurray campaign: our plan to drive up to Fort McMurray in a convoy from Edmonton, to physically volunteer for whatever work is required to get families back on track.
We need to wait until the professional rebuilding plans are organized, and figure out how we’d fit in helpfully, so we don’t get in the way. If you’re interested, and are geographically nearby, please click here to sign up.
We’ll let you know when our plans firm up.
If you want to help organize that trip, then please click here to become a super volunteer!
Thank you so much to everyone who made this campaign such a tremendous success!
P.S. If you donated to this campaign, you should have received an email with instructions on how to claim your perks and tax receipts. If you haven't received that email, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.