If you have made it safely to Edmonton, and need help, the following places are offering assistance to those in need. Please tune into our sister station CRUZ FM for updates.
Housing – If you are in need of somewhere to stay, visit ymmfire.ca to get matched to a home. Or CLICK HERE for more options of people offering their homes. The Edmonton Expo Centre is also opening their doors.
Bling Autohaus – Bling Autohaus will remove the smoke smell from the vehicles of Fort McMurray residents. Visit them at 14833 123 ave or call 780-455-9788.
Edmonton Humane Society – EHS is ready to accept displaced animals WITHOUT owners. Animals WITH owners should proceed to Northlands for temporary accommodation. Stray animals that come into our care will be housed indefinitely until they are reclaimed.
Fountain Tire Yellowhead Trail – If your tires were damaged by the fire, they will fix for free.
The Pint – Visit them with your Fort McMurray ID and get a free meal.
Boston Pizza – Millwoods, Downtown & South Common are offering Pizza & Pop with your ID.
Indian Fusion Downtown – Free Meals with your ID
Earls – Free Meals with your ID
Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta – If you need insurance advice, you can contact the IBAA offices at 1.800.318.0197/780.424.3320 or visit our offices in Edmonton at 3010 Calgary Trail NW. They have licensed insurance people on staff who can answer your questions. We can facilitate the initial claims process and get you in touch with your broker and insurer.
CAMPGROUND – SHERWOOD PARK – Anyone travelling with trailers or other RV’s to the Edmonton/Sherwood Park area looking for a place to park can contact Willie @ 780-238-8092. Our family campground is re-opening for evacuees with travel trailers/RV’s free of charge for the immediate short term period. 48 Sites with Power + more unserviced sites, Dump Station/Water. See directions below, and please call 780-238-8092 to ensure access.
Fraser Community League – A relief center has been set up with food/water, first aid including transportation to the Northeast Health Centre, toiletries, baby supplies and showers. Pets are welcome. They are also accepting donations of baby supplies, blankets, pet food, and gas. Clareview Rexall Pharmacies are also on hand to fill prescriptions as needed.
Sublime Cat N’ Canine – Free boarding, daycare, or even just grooming ( cats or dogs) for any of the evacuees in need. Located at 9860 62 Avenue. Call 780-665-3510
Holiday Inn Express Sherwood Park – They currently have tons of donations for those in need of things like gift cards, toys, diapers, food, toiletries, clothes and more. All is free – just show ID.
Lakeview Inns in Drayton Valley – Anyone fleeing Fort McMurray who needs a room can contact Lakeview Inns in Drayton Valley. Call Twyla Bauman at 780-524-3200.
Old Navy – Offering a 30% discount to those with proof of address from Fort McMurray.
Bootlegger – 40% off everything to residents of Fort McMurray with proof of address.
Panda Hut Express – Fort McMurray residents displaced by fire can visit Panda Hut Express until the end of May and may receive a free meal with proof of address.
Papa Johns – Residents of Fort McMurray with proof of address will receive 2 free large pizzas. There are 19 locations in the city.
Delux Burger Bar – Fort McMurray residents with proof of address will receive a free burger and drink until May 8th
Strathearn Suites – Contact: Roberta 780-469-3080
Crossroad Service – 50% off of landscaping and bobcat services for the rebuild.
Pet Boarding – Contact Sherry Norris for pet boarding at 780-217-3665
LovePizza – Free pizza and pop to any Fort McMurray resident with proof of Fort McMurray address
Mother’s Day – A free family portrait with proof of Fort McMurray residence. Includes makeup, hair and a free meal. Contact Shammi Heer-Athwal on Facebook.
Pancake Breakfast – Visit Churchill Sq. On Friday, May 6th between 7am and 10am for a For McMurray Relief Pancake Breakfast which includes pancakes, breakfast sausage, coffee and juice. Free for Fort McMurray evacuees and a $5 donation to the Red Cross for everyone else.
Perfection Cosmetics – Free deep tissue laser massages and free treatments for all services listed on their website to those affect by the fire in Fort McMuray with valid Fort McMurray ID. Call 780-395-5665 or visit them at 9134 23 Ave.
Humpty’s Family Restaurant – The Humpty’s across from the West Edmonton mall is giving free breakfast specials all day till May 7th to Fort McMurray residents who show valid Fort McMurray ID.
Cap It – Anyone with a Fort McMurray ID can visit Cap It West Edmonton at cost to store and protect personal belongings at cost and installed at no cost. This includes box covers, cargo boxes, Thule racking systems – anything to keep your possessions safe. Located at 179 St. and Stony Plain Road.
Instant Storage Edmonton – 2 months free storage on all size units to all evacuees who are victims of the Fort McMurray fire with valid Fort McMurray ID.
Kingsway Toyota – Free fuel conditioner and cleaner, free engine air filters for Toyotas from Fort McMurray with a valid Fort McMurray ID.
Pet Boarding/Camp Site – Just west of Sylvan Lake (Red Deer Area), there is pasture and a place to camp in a tent or trailer (no electrical hook up). To book a spot for you or your animal contact Alicia Hoffman at 403-505-0605 or email her at email@example.com.
Family Photos – Free photo sessions are being offered at the following locations for Fort McMurray families who have been displaced by the wild fires current affecting Fort McMurray. May 8th in St. Albert at the Red Willow Spray Park starting at 1:30pm, May 8th in Sherwood Park at the Smeltzer House starting at 5pm, May 8th in Spruce Grove, please contact Telly Wanotch directly for an appointment, May 8th in Edmonton at Rundle Park starting at 1pm, May 10th in Leduc at Fred Johns Park starting a 5:30pm, May 14th in Edmonton at the Legislative Grounds starting at 10am.
Waterloo Ford Lincoln – A free breakfast and lunch will provided to all Fort mcMurray evacuees from 8am until 2pm Monday through Saturday at Waterloo Ford located at 11420 107 Ave.
Alberta RV and Resort Magazine – They have a list of camping locations graciously offered to Fort McMurray residents displaced by fire. Visit the link HERE for a list of locations or if you have a location you’d like to add email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org
BLVD Supper x Club – From May 9 – 14 any displaced Fort McMurray resident are invited to BLVD Supper x Club for a FREE order of Signature Salt n Rouge wings or a Pulled Pork Po’Boy Sandwich with valid Fort McMurray ID. Anyone may to the Food Bank Drop Off station inside BLVD.
South Jasper Place Minor Baseball Association – All of the baseball families from Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray are invited to a SJP Fun Day on Sunday, May 15th from 1pm – 5pm at the Callingwood Baseball Diamonds, located at 17335 – 76 Ave. in Edmonton.
DS Grant Photography – A photographer from Saskatoon is offering free 15 minute mini sessions to Fort McMurray evacuees. She is booking for May 14th in Spruce Grove. If you do not wish to have your photos done at this time – a gift card for a free 15 minute mini session will be made available.
Subway – Anyone with a valid Fort McMurray ID may visit any Alberta location Subway for a FREE Fresh Value Meal.
Edmonton Capitals Water Polo Club – The Edmonton Capitals Water Polo Club will host Fort McMurray evacuees during their practice time at O’Leary Pool every Friday from 4:30pm – 6pm and Sunday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Swimmers and non-swimmers alike are invited to take part!