Multiple organizations in the community are splitting a large donation from Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation.
The oil company is donating $250,000 which will be split between the Centre of Hope, Norfort Gymnastics, The Salvation Army, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Fuse Social, The Northlife Fellowship Baptist Church Soup Kitchen, and the Fort McMurray Heritage Society to help them recover from the flood.
“This has been an incredibly difficult year for many of the organizations that support Fort McMurray and the region,” said Shelley Powell, senior vice president, Suncor Base Plant.
“Suncor is proud to continue to help them recover from the flood and maintain critical community services.”
The funds, originally slated for employee and community engagement, were redirected when all of the events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizations were chosen to receive the funds based on employee and community voting and the percentage of votes received determined the number of funds allocated.