2015 proved to be another incredible year for The United Way of Fort McMurray as it moved into its new home – The Redpoll Centre 2.0 at Shell Place. With the theme “We are Possibility” guiding the United Way in 2015, this integral organization reminds us that even in the most challenging of times we are a community dedicated to enriching the lives of others through positive change.
The United Way campaign is a movement the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo contributes to every fall, and spearheading the campaign in 2015 were Co-Chairs Sonya Earle and Kimberley Snow of the Municipal Law Enforcement and RCMP Support Services Department. Their commitment to engaging Municipal staff allowed us to surpass our organizational goal of fundraising for the United Way, and I applaud them and all staff that stepped up in getting us over the top!
The United Way of Fort McMurray is needed now more than ever. The United Way supplies funding to a variety of organizations that in turn deliver 70 much-needed programs and services in the region. Wood Buffalo is known for its generosity and spirit and this year was no exception and I commend our community for again coming forward to give everything it possibly could. Thank you.
The United Way of Fort McMurray is a leading example of a community-minded organization contributing to a sustainable future. On behalf of my Council colleagues and all residents of Wood Buffalo, I extend the most sincere gratitude to the Board of Directors and staff of The United Way of Fort McMurray for continuing to better the lives of those who live, work and play in Wood Buffalo. I look forward to what’s to come in 2016.
Mayor Melissa Blake
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo