Black Gold School Division
East Elementary School

Support for Fort McMurray

Many members of our community were touched in some way by the devastation in Fort McMurray. You may have a husband, a sister, a brother, or maybe a cousin or a close friend who is from there and dealing with the aftermath of the fires. One thing we all share is that strong Alberta spirit and desire to help. This tragic fire caused complete devastation to so many people’s lives and, East Elementary wants to do our part to help our school community, family and friends who were affected by this tragedy.
The Red Cross is doing a wonderful job of collecting donations for displaced families but we thought perhaps we could assist the charities that call Fort McMurray home such as, the Salvation Army, the Boys and Girls Club and the Big Sisters and Big Brothers of Wood Buffalo. Our school has chosen to support the Big Sisters and Big Brothers organization in Fort McMurray. We are a very compassionate group of people at East Elementary, as is our extended family of parents. If you would like to join in and help to support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo, we will have a donation box in the front of the school for clothes, dry/canned goods and toys. If you would like to make a monetary donation, visit the following gofundme link. Thanks for supporting this worthwhile cause.