Thanks to the donations from Edmontonians brought to the Corus Radio Edmonton building, nine completely filled 53-foot trailers are headed to the Food Bank to help Fort McMurray evacuees.
Corus Radio’s Amber Petersen says the generosity of Edmontonians is overwhelming.
“It’s outstanding with the number of volunteers, donations and cash we’ve received,” says Petersen. “People came back over and over, day after day. I’m floored by how generous everyone is. I’m thrilled to live in a place where everybody just wants help and everybody knows that they need to band together and help everyone who needs it.”
Petersen says the most powerful moments were when families from Fort McMurray visited the station.
“Someone would come and say ‘hey, I don’t have anything’, and we’d band together and we’d fill their car up and tell them ‘you need this, take this, this is for you’. That’s what really made this all worth it. Those are the people who really need the help, and could give that directly to them, it’s the least we could do.”
Petersen says cash donations can still be made to the Red Cross and non-perishable food items can be taken to the Food Bank. tl