You did it! Together, we raised more than $150,000 for Fort McMurray! I’m so grateful for your generosity.
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.
And 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!
I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of Fort McMurray. It’s not just the families whose houses were burnt that need help — all families up there do, whether it’s replacing a fridge full of rotting food (because the power has been out for a month) or just getting life started again.
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.
One last point:
As you know, 100% of the funds raised will go to the Red Cross, and they have been working with us on this project.
Keep an eye peeled for an e-mail from us with easy instructions on how to get your Red Cross charitable tax receipt.
Thanks again for being part of this great project. You truly are amazing.