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If you are looking to help Slave Lake and Area Rebuild, here are some ideas:

www.thefirewithin.ca Many of the firefighters of the Slave Lake fire department have lost their homes and all their possessions, yet continue to volunteer and fight valiantly for their community.
When the fighting is done they will have little to come home to. Please take the time to donate and help us to tell the story of the Slave Lake Volunteer Firefighters.
Firefighters1st will send a special edition
T-shirt, honoring the Slave Lake volunteers, to the first 100 people to donate more than $50.
The Latest: The effort to raise funds for the Firefighters of Slave Lake and their families has been progressing quite well. We still have a small mountain to climb to achieve our goal of raising $20,000 in support of the firefighters who continue to fight even thought they've lost everything and their town is in ruins. Your support is still greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping the Firefighters of Slave Lake start to rebuild. All proceeds go directly to the firefighters and their families of Slave Lake. Many thanks to all supporters

www.redcross.ca - please ensure you earmark your donation to go to Slave Lake

Donate to the Library that burnt down in the fire:
The public library in the Town of Slave Lake was completely destroyed on Sunday, May 15, as a result of a huge forest fire. The beautiful new Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library had just opened in 2010
Donations of new or nearly new books to: (no more than two years old) can be shipped to Peace Library System headquarters where they will be catalogued, processed and stored until a temporary library opens in Slave Lake. Please ship to:
Peace Library System 8301 – 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB T8W 6T2
ATTN: Books for Slave Lake Library

Cash donations can be made by going to the library’s web page at www.slavelakelibrary.ab.ca and clicking on the “Make a Donation” link.
The Slave Lake Library and Peace Library System thank all who make a contribution to rebuilding the library.For additional information, please contact Carol Downing, Assistant Director, at cdowning@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca

Sportsmanlike Conduct helps kids play hockey in Alberta. In the past we've helped fund kids to play organized hockey and helped others to play recreationally. Hockey is the only thing we do, and we strive to make an impact on kids lives through the gift of hockey. When a disaster occurs, kids are often left behind by traditional fundraising and relief efforts. There are no guarantees that recreational areas in Slave Lake such as parks, ball diamonds, soccer fields and open spaces will be in tact or found as suitable grounds for kids to play. Therefore, our intention is to deliver more than enough street hockey equipment so all the kids of Slave Lake have a fun, free and readily available sporting activity. Please visit http://www.sportsmanlikeconduct.org with any questions/comments/concerns you may have. Or to donate to this!

Grad Dresses
Please see  http://www.rebuildslavelake.com/p/grad-essentials-offered.html for details.

Donating Goods
In talking with the Government of Alberta's Operations Center, we've come up with a plan. In order to figure out how much space they need to store the donations, we need to know what you have!
Please email me angie.mcconnell@hotmail.com with what kind of donations you have, if you can provide as much detail as possible, how big of a load, (ex. #of boxes, tractor trailer, trunk-full, etc.)
I am compiling an "inventory list" (best words for it I think) for the Government and will be passing that off to them. So if you could let me know asap, email that information, and we will work on getting you your space back

If your business or yourself would like to aid in the clean up efforts, please email myself and I am directly sending those emails to the logisitics and provincial operations center, and they will call if they need to access your services. If you want to directly help residents, I do post that on special offers for residents. Thank you.