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SaskEnergy and the Red Cross

When the Fort McMurray fires happened, SaskEnergy was asked by the Red Cross to put out a call for donations in order to aid the relief efforts and together we raised over $14,000 for the Fort McMurray victims. But this isn't the first time that natural disasters have affected Canadian communities nor is it the first time that SaskEnergy has aided the Red Cross in their disaster relief funding.

Just last year we had the wild fires that ravaged Northern Saskatchewan and before that, in 2011, we saw both the Wollaston Lake Fire and the flooding in Southern Saskatchewan.

In 2010 we had the tornado that affected the Kawacatoose First Nation. During all these events the Red Cross sought aid for those affected by the disasters and SaskEnergy was more than willing to give it, in the form of donations, volunteers and supplies.

SaskEnergy employees help serve a barbeque lunch to avacuees at Evraz Place (left) and the University of Regina (right)

SaskEnergy has a long and worthwhile history of working with the Red Cross in times of disaster; and while we hope these and other disasters never happen again, it is a matter of when, not if, the next call for aid goes out. So when it does, know that SaskEnergy and its employees will do their part to help.

For more information about the Red Cross Emergency and Disaster Services click here.

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