But I can share a little bit of good news.
Back before Christmas, we at The Rebel wanted to do something to help Albertans in need. We asked you, our generous viewers, to donate to our fund to help food banks in Alberta who are feeling the strain of the economic downturn. We set up a website called FeedAlberta.ca and your kind donations started rolling in. In fact, you raised $3,035.80. That’s amazing because I know many of you that donated to FeedAlberta.ca have tightened your belts in your own households.
I went to one of the hardest hit food banks in Alberta to deliver your generosity to them. I drove up to Fort McMurray to hand them a cheque. I spoke to Arianna Johnson. She’s the executive director of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association.
She told me about the challenges facing her food bank and what your donations meant to families in need in her community. Arianna also had a special message for all of you who donated and spread the word about our FeedAlberta.ca campaign.
Rebel viewers and supporters, you’re making a difference.
This is who we are as Albertans. We look out for each other. We always have. We don’t wait for the government to tell us to help each other out when one of us is struggling. We just do it. With that in mind, we are going to keep our fundraiser for Alberta Food banks open. There is so much need in our communities right now.
Go to FeedAlberta.ca and donate today.