Suncor employee believes that Seeing Is Believing

Like so many other people, Jackie Pride arrived in Fort McMurray with “little money, hopes for work, and no place to live.” Six years later, she is happily working at Suncor as a Building Services Coordinator focusing on what they call Non-Productive Assets. In other words, she works with a…

The song beneath the message

Songwriters in Wood Buffalo are plucking out chords, playing with melodies and flirting with lyrics as our “Change Starts Here” songwriting contest gets underway. There is a deep wellspring of inspiration to draw from as the United Way Community Campaign touches on so many different themes: generosity, community impact, volunteerism,…

Salvation Army provided hope and a new life

One of the stars of the United Way of Fort McMurray Seeing is Believing videos is Floyd Perrier. Floyd, like many other individuals who have come to Wood Buffalo in search of employment, found himself unable to land a job, out of money and residing in the shelter at The…

It could happen to you

Imagine going to bed tonight, secure in the knowledge that you are enjoying the comforts of a prosperous life, a healthy oil sands salary, secure job, lots of friends and a bright future. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night realizing that your condominium complex was going up…

ATB Financial’s long history of United Way support

One of the long-standing partners with the United Way of Fort McMurray’s annual Community Campaign is ATB Financial. According to Eunice Reichstein, Branch Manager, they had modest beginnings with one person signing up to do monthly contributions back in the late 1990’s. “It was a slow beginning,” said Reichstein, “but…