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Fire Recovery Fund Update

The United Way of Fort McMurray has released an update on their Fire Recovery Fund one year after the evacuation of the community. The document, available for download by clicking here, reports back to donors on how the nearly $4.5 million in donations is helping in the recovery process of…

Ross Penner

Help for the uninsured and under-insured

As residents of Fort McMurray returned to the city after last year’s evacuation and registered with the Canadian Red Cross, over 300 households that experienced a total loss identified that they had no insurance. There are many more households who have discovered that they were under-insured. Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)…

Honda Meg Koa and Michelle Kunimistu

Heartfelt generosity

Honda Kunimistu was having a tough year. The logging job that he had wasn’t going very well and he was struggling to make ends meet for his family. Faye Street, a former employer, described Honda as being a hard worker who learned how to be a faller, buckerman and teamster…

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