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RMWB launches campaign aimed at thanking flood volunteers

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 19, 2020) – Over 750 people volunteered during the 2020 spring flood and its immediate aftermath. And that figure only includes people who registered – countless more did not register.

“Our region’s most treasured resource has always been our people. We were all reminded of this in response to this year’s flood, when our resilience was again exemplified by the people that stepped up to help their neighbours and our community during a time of great need,” said Mayor Don Scott. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to every person that volunteered and did their part during response to the flood and those who continue to help in recovery.” 

The Municipality is doing what it can to recognize the tireless and important efforts of volunteers, by encouraging residents to show their gratitude. Thanking a volunteer is easy – it doesn’t take long. Call, text, instant message, wave. Thank them in person; just make sure to keep two metres’ distance. It makes a difference. 

During the flood, volunteers contributed in many ways – they provided support at reception centres and helped to protect critical infrastructure like the hospital and Heritage Park, among many other gestures.

In the days after the flood, volunteers helped evacuees remove items from their flooded homes. Others provided meals. They all deserve our gratitude. 

Visit rmwb.ca/thankyou for more information.


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