Transit Partners Use NEXTEXT To Help Fort McMurray Relief Efforts

(Published Friday, May 6, 2016)

Our partners at Calgary Transit, Translink Vancouver, and Grand River Transit in Kitchener-Waterloo have graciously donated their unused ad space on NEXTEXT to spread the word about the Red Cross text-to-donate campaign.

Translink has posted the following article on their blog:

How you can help those affected by the fires in Northern Alberta

Red Cross
 Photo Courtesy of Canadian Red Cross
 

The devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta forced the province to call a state of emergency on Wednesday.

More than 88,000 residents had to leave their homes in and around the Fort McMurray area, sending evacuees to nearby communities for aid and shelter.

Because of this widespread disaster, TransLink in partnership with NEXTTEXT is text screenproviding donation opportunities for anyone who texts “33333” for the next two weeks to donate $5 to the Red Cross relief efforts for Fort McMurray.

All you have to do to donate is text “REDCROSS” to “30333” from your phone.

About $11 million has been already donated to the Red Cross and both the Alberta provincial and federal governments have committed to match individual donations.

Please help us support our fellow Canadians in distress by donating today.

To donate online through the Canadian Red Cross click here.

Author: Adrienne Coling

http://buzzer.translink.ca/2016/05/how-you-can-help-those-affected-by-the-fires-in-northern-alberta/