The City of Prince Albert will be working with the Canadian Red Cross to provide updates regarding the Northern Saskatchewan Fire Evacuees.
Last Updated: July 9, 2015
On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Red Cross is continuing to provide support to the individuals from communities where evacuation orders were given due to the wildfires in Northern Saskatchewan.
The individuals who have registered with the Red Cross are from 51 different communities and so far, the Red Cross has provided assistance for more than 7,800 people across Saskatchewan who have been evacuated from their homes. That includes two shelters in Prince Albert with a combined total of 226 people. Red Cross personnel are working hard to help keep people as comfortable as possible within the shelters. Daily activities and recreation are also planned to help pass the time.
The people staying at the shelter are provided with items such as cots, blankets, hygiene items and three nutritious meals a day as well as snacks. The Red Cross is not soliciting donations for clothing or food.
The Canadian Red Cross regularly has canvassers go door-to-door to raise money for ongoing work. This occurs throughout the year at pre-scheduled dates in various locations across the country. Canvassers wear Red Cross branded clothing, do not ask for donations in cash and always carry Red Cross identification with them.
The Red Cross media information line is 1-306-721-1636.