Thank you to everyone who made a donation on today's field trip for our "Birders for Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief" event. A few of our field trip members today had already made donations online in advance, but many of the others decided to donate $1 for every species that we were able to find today. Our total species count for the day was 52, resulting in numerous donations of $52 each.
Once everything was tabulated, the total collected that is being submitted to the Canadian Red Cross stands at $1,160. Thank you all so much for your generosity in supporting our fellow Canadians so badly affected by the wildfires in Alberta. Remember that both the Federal Government and the Alberta Provincial government will be matching the donations made to the Red Cross, dollar for dollar.
If you weren't on the trip today, but would like to make a donation, please do so through the website of the Canadian Red Cross Helping The Most Vulnerable - Canadian Red Cross
or through most Canadian banks, or by sending in your cheque. You can donate by text as well. Simply text REDCROSS to 30333 to automatically donate $5.
Every dollar will help. Thanks again.