Help Support Our Recovery Efforts
Due to significant damage sustained during the Fort McMurray Flood in late April, the Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club are in need of your support to help with recovery efforts.
On April 27th, the Athabasca River surged through Fort McMurray’s lower townsite and nearly three feet of river water forced its way into our building, rendering our club in need of major renovations before we can consider re-opening for childcare and children and youth programming.
As Alberta Health Services’ restrictions around COVID-19 begin to relax, and under normal circumstances, we would be planning on how to re-open under the new guidelines. However, we now find ourselves having to extend the facility closure as we manage the rebuild process while still navigating the impact of government cutbacks and COVID-19 restrictions which forced the closure of the club and cancellation of several fundraisers.
While the rebuild process has already begun, with an estimated timeline for a functioning childcare facility in the fall of 2020, the FMBGC is still concerned about how the loss of much of their revenue streams will effect their ability to continue to operate as they did before and without having to increase fees for families.
We look forward to the day when we can welcome back the smiling faces that once filled our walls. Until then, we humbly ask for your support.
For those able to give monetarily to support organizational recovery, please donate through our website. Corporate donors can email firstname.lastname@example.org
As the FMBGC prepares to reopen, we will need volunteers for move-in, assembly, landscaping and more. Volunteer positions will be posted via WBVolunteers.ca and applicants who sign up and select the FMBGC as a preferred organization will be notified as volunteer positions become available.