How You Can Help


Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.


  • The Canadian Red Cross has opened the 2023 Alberta Fires Appeal to help provide assistance to people across the province who have been impacted by #ABWildfire. Those wanting to help can donate at, by calling 1-800-418-1111, or texting ABFIRES to 45678.

  • A GoFundMe for The Little Red River Cree Nation has been setup. Donate here. A truckload of donated food, clothing, water, and more left Edmonton the morning of May 7 bound for High Level and arrived on May 8. The Little Red River Cree Nation has ~3700 residents and it's only accessible by barge in the summer and ice road in the winter. About 20 homes 85 homes were destroyed and many only had 30 minutes notice so were left with little. Wishing Anthony well on his journey north.
    • The following donations are needed for evacuees from Fox Lake. Please contact Dennis Laboucan at 780-814-1239 if you are able to donate any of these items. Thank you!

      • Men's all sizes pants, t-shirts and shirts, underwear and socks, pajamas, summer shorts/swim trunks, hobbies and light weight/summer jackets, flip flops/slides, running shoes and boots, tanks/muscle shirts, caps preferably Oilers themed

      • Women's all sizes summer shirts and dresses, underwear and socks, shorts and leggings, sweaters and light jackets/summer jackets, sandals and flip flops, bras, sports bras, pants and jeans

      • Boys and Girls all sizes shirts and pants, skirts and shorts, dresses and rompers, underwear and socks, lightweight/summer type jackets, sandals and flip flops, leggings, swimsuits and swim trunks, running shoes, hair accessories, headbands etc, and caps

      • Baby clothes all sizes for both girls and boys

      • Pampers all sizes and baby wipes, bath items like shampoo and lotion

      • Medication like baby Tylenol

      • Baby formula, concentrated, baby plus, and Enfamil

      • Toddler's clothes, all sizes for both girls and boys

      • Pull ups and underwear for both girls and boys

      • Baby shoes and socks all sizes

  • Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation has called for clothing, essentials, food, water, and monetary donations on their FB page. Details here.
  • As per the City of Edmonton Twiitter: Donations for the pets displaced by the emergency evacuation of Drayton Valley, can be dropped off at the Edmonton Humane Society 13620 163 Street NW. Donations will be accepted between 9am and 7pm, seven days a week. (

Emergency Animal Placement

Stay tuned ​​​​​​.

How Not to Help

Avoiding Scams

Generally, you should exercise extreme caution when you are approached for donations. Unfortunately, scammers will use crisis situations to steal donations. Here's a piece from Global that came out during the Ft Mac fires:

Please Note

Please note that I, like most Albertans, have my political leanings. However, information in emergency situations comes from many sources. Any information or links shared on this site from politicians, parties, or governments are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sources.