Sutton Group Wildfire Relief Matching Donations up to $100,000
Updated: Dec 20, 2018
CANADA – It began as a small wildfire southwest of Fort McMurray on Sunday, May 1, then high winds sent flames tearing through tinder-dry forests towards the city. Those in its path escaped with only moments to spare as burning embers rained down on their homes and vehicles. On Tuesday, May 3, all 80,000 residents were ordered to leave the area making it the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta’s history.
Still raging several days later, the blaze has consumed more than 230,000 hectares of urban and forested areas including approximately 25% of the homes and businesses in Fort McMurray. Wildlife, pets and livestock have also suffered. The losses from this disaster will be felt for years to come.
Scott Shaw, co-founder of Sutton Group and a philanthropist, will personally donate up to $100,000 to match donations made by May 26, 2016 to the Sutton Group Wildfire Relief - Chimp Charitable Campaign: http://bit.ly/1XhH9Pj All funds will go to the Canadian Red Cross.
“The federal government has also pledged to match donations to the Canadian Red Cross, so donors could effectively quadruple their donations,” says Melissa Mungall, a representative from Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. in Burnaby.
“If Sutton REALTORS® and their clients donate $100,000, factoring in the matching contributions from Scott Shaw and the federal government, the result would be
$400,000 for the Fort McMurray relief efforts.”
Instant tax receipts will be issued to those who donate through the Sutton Group Wildfire Relief - Chimp Charitable Campaign website: http://bit.ly/1XhH9Pj. Sutton REALTORS® are invited to share this link with clients and friends to help spread the word.
Donations will help the Canadian Red Cross provide emergency food, clothing, shelter, personal services and other necessities. It is estimated that more than 30,000 people have lost their homes and personal belongings in the fire.
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