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Thank You's

ASpecial Thanks to Businesses/Groups who Hosted Donation Drives and made Major Donations to the Red Cross, and who just helped the cause:
Alberta Fuel Distributors
Alexander Cree Nation
Ashley Hanet Photography, Peace River
Athabasca Food Bank
Athabasca Multiplex & Staff
Bond-o Communications Stettler
Bug & Blossom in Calgary
CALA Safety in Fort Saskatchewan
Calling Lake Fire Dept
Canadian Tire, Grande Prairie
Century 21 and Glen Wada from Barnwell
Champion School Champion, AB
City of Cold Lake
City of Edmonton
Crystal Glass
Eckville Fire Department
Edmonton Humane Society
Exit Realty Discovery, Grande Prairie
Firefighters First
First Energy
Fred & Pat's Cuppa Sweets in Bashaw
Grimshaw Trucking
Growing Like a Weed, Red Deer
Hamlet of Smith
High Prairie public library
Images Studios Cold Lake
Jo Dumont Fitness Center
Kerry Pfannmuller's Real Estate Office in Stony Plain
Key Line, Sherwood Park
Kidding in Fort McMurray
Kidzrock, Red Deer
Killam ATB
Kinette Club of Lethbridge
Kinette Club of Stettler
Kraze 101.3
Lamb Ford
Linda Shewchuk from Preeceville, SK
Maxim Storage
McCaw's Drilling and Blasting, Rocky Mountain House
Mikee’s Towing, Whitecourt
Morniville Chamber OF Commerce
Parkland Village School, Spruce Grove
Percy Baxter School, Whitecourt
Ray McDonald Sports Centre, Morinville
Richmond Park Hall Association
Roaring Rapids Hall or the Fort Smith Rec Centre in Fort Smith, NT
Safeway, Leduc
Scrapbook Memories & More, Sherwood Park
Sentinel Self Storage, Calgary
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sportmanlike Conduct
Spruce Grove Fire Department
Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club, St. Albert
Teen Time Camp
The Brick at the Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek
The Gear Centre, Lethbridge
The Olds Sandbox Children's Indoor Playground, Olds
Town of Athabasca
Town of High Prairie
Town of Peace River
Town of Valleyview
Town of Westlock
Treaty 8 First Nations
T-Shirts Plus Consort
Twilight Videos, Peace River
UFA Alberta
Victory Church in Onoway
Villebrun Law Office in Valleyview
Wal-mart, Whitecourt
Wal-mart, Spruce Grove
Water Pure and Simple – Brooks
Weatherford Building, Lloydminster
Whitecourt Baptist Church
Worsley Central School
Zender Ford
50s Staying & Greying youth club, Swan Hills

A Special Thanks to the Media Supporting this Site
Big Country XX in Grande Prairie
CBC Radio in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto
CFCW, The Fox, The Eagle, The Lake and the rest of Newcap Radio Alberta
CISN FM, 630 CHED, and Chorus Radio Edmonton
Country 105 Calgary

Camrose Canadian
Fox Creek’s Fox in Focus
The Olds Albertan!

CBC Television
Global Television Edmonton

A Special Thanks to Individuals who stepped Up Helping Out/Organizing Donation Drives:
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Thanks for all your support on this, much appreciated! We hope to help as many evacuees as possible! If I missed anyone, sorry!

Residents Emailing Thanks:
For any residents that have been displaced from you home I greatly feel for you. I know that the rebuilding process is a long and trying one. I have a personal connection to being force from my residence as a child and I know that staying in hotels or with friends/ family is never “home”.
Our family was one part of the evacuees that were looking for supplies. We used all of our resources just to drive from Slave Lake... We are fortunate enough to have a camper to live in, and a place to park it - but we had nothing in it yet!!! We evacuated with 8 animals. We were supplied with some dishes, cooking utensils, dog food and cat food! We were looking for some clothes for our son, but the donations were just too many to sort through!! I grew up in Spruce Grove, went to SGCHS, moved to Slave Lake in 1995. Even though Slave Lake has been my home for almost 1/2 my life, most of my memories are from Spruce Grove! I remember walking through the "field" to go to work at McDonald's from the High School!!! Anyway, thanks to all of you for helping us out. It has been more tearful to feel the goodness that is still in our life than it is to know what we have lost. Thank you for giving us hope and the will to move on... :)

Thank you to Walmart St Albert and ToysRUs Edmonton for donating much needed supplies. On the first day of the evacuation I text some friends at the Athabasca Multiplex to find they needed pet food, toiletries and water--Walmart responded immediately. Later in the week, I was told the same shelter did not have much in the way of interactive toys - not only did. toys/babies R us respond in a very generous donation, but their staff also contributed individually. They were thrilled in Athabasca and wondered if the gifts were heaven sent as they had just been discussing the need.

All of you generous people everywhere. Thank you for all the help you are giving to the awesome people of Slave Lake. I live in Slave Lake and staying with my sister in Grand Prarie. I am happy to know I can go and see if I know any of them.