We Will Rebuild

Rebuilding what was lost in the 2016 Wildfire will take time, but the #FortMcMurrayStrong spirit is propelling the efforts forward. In this section we’re featuring stories that speak to the challenges, the opportunities, and the plans of action; highlighting the resiliency and strength of Fort McMurray and the surrounding areas.

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We Will Rebuild

Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
May 3rd started like most other days. Agencies were hard at work in The Redpoll Centre, and United Way staff were scattered about doing a variety of different tasks.  I was out of the office much of that morning, as I had hosted Stephen Bryant from Centre of Hope on…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
The road to recovery wasn’t easy for our team at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, but we were up for the task and ready to start supporting the community. The battle began a couple weeks after the May 3rd evacuation, as the process to become deemed an essential service and…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
There are still many questions about the rebuilding process in Fort McMurray, but everyone can agree that it will require collaboration, resilience, determination, and creativity. Given these characteristics it should come as no surprise that Fort McMurray’s vibrant arts community has played an important role in the rebuilding process since…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
As I watched the fire roll over the hills of Abasand and realized it had jumped the Athabasca River, closing in on our home in Wood Buffalo, a level-headed calmness came over me. I left work and went to our two-story townhouse for what turned out to be the last…

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