It is a time of the year to thank those around you for everything they do and residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo did just that.
The community posted a video to its Facebook page thanking all Canadians for their support in their crisis this year.
Around 80,000 people were evacuated from Fort McMurray when the spring’s massive wildfire torn through the city.
The video says this Thanksgiving weekend, Fort McMurray residents are thankful for the support of Canadians.
The post says all the prayers, volunteer hours, donations, hand-made gifts, shipments of supplies and kind words are a constant reminder of the care the residents of Wood Buffalo received in their time of need.
The post asks all residents of the area to share the video and express their own thanks to Canadians who helped them during the evacuation.
It asks those who housed evacuees or helped in some way to also share the video to spread the municipality’s thanks and pass the message on.
The Canadian Red Cross said in August that 299 million dollars had been raised to help with recovery from the wildfire.
RMWB Mayor Melissa Blake says the support of Canadians has helped to carry the area’s residents to a better day. (twd)
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