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A mandatory evacuation has forced all 70,000 Fort McMurray residents to leave their homes in search of safety – the largest fire-related evacuation in the province’s history.
The Canadian Red Cross is helping families impacted by the massive wildfires. Staff and volunteers are providing accommodations, food, and water—in addition to family reunification services.
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation can do so by visiting redcross.ca or calling 1-800-418-1111. All individual donations are being matched by the Government of Canada.
Americans wishing to make a financial donation can do so by visiting redcross.org. Under “Use my donation to support” select “Canada Wildfires”.
The Government of Canada is taking immediate action to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada through a five-phase national plan. Learn more.
Travel smarter with the Government of Canada’s free Travel Smart app, your one-stop-shop for international travel information and advice. It offers emergency contact information for embassies / consulates abroad and the 24-7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa, continuously updated wait times at key Canada-U.S. border crossings listed by distance from your location, & much more. Download the app: http://travel.gc.ca/mobile
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