Fort McMurray Fire Relief
As a proud Canadian company, our team at bedface is heartbroken to hear about the tragic fires currently burning in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The ongoing disaster has caused Alberta to declare a state of emergency and more than 88,000 people from in and around Fort McMurray have been forced to evacuate their homes and head to nearby communities for shelter.
This hits close to home for many of us at bedface, as two of our employees have lived near Fort McMurray and have friends who have been forced out of their homes due to the fires. In addition, one of our employees spends her summers fighting forest fires, and therefore knows all to well how devastating it can be.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian federal government will match all personal donations made to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Fort McMurray.
To show our support for those affected by the fires, we will be donating 10% of all proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross, Fort McMurray-Fire Relief. If you would like to make an additional donation, this can be done through our website and we will match the donation dollar for dollar. The federal government will then match this donation. So if you donate $5, that mean's Red Cross will receive $20!
To learn more about the Canadian Red Cross and how to help the residents of Fort McMurray visit www.redcross.ca
Our Results: We were able to raise $6200 for the Canadian Red Cross, Fort McMurray-Fire Relief and a HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all of our customers for your generous support. This is addition to the $10,000 worth of bedding that bedface sent to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society back in May, bringing our total donation to $16,200.