Employees at EMG Donate for Canada Wildfire Relief
“The Beast” a wildfire in Canada’s tar sands region forced 90,000 people to evacuate last week. Early this week it is still burning and has grown to over 400,000 hectares. Fires are common in Canada’s boreal forest, burning an average of 2m hectares every year. What makes this one unique is that it is in the middle of the tar sands and has threatened a dozen communities and the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta. When Fort McMurray residents were evacuated, they left not knowing if they would have a home to go back to. Right now they are in urgent need of a place to sleep, food, water, and basic supplies. Damages are estimated at $9 Billion along with significant environmental impacts.
This week the employees at EMG donated funds raised from a Cinco de Mayo luncheon and Mother’s Day raffle to the Red Cross to help those families in need.
Ellen Lambrecht an employee at EMG feels good about donating to the Red Cross as they are helping families impacted by the massive wildfires. Volunteers are providing accommodations, food, and water—in addition to family reunification services. Specially trained volunteers are offering comfort and care to those who have suffered emotional trauma. “Through our fundraising efforts and the generosity of our employees, we are able to contribute to worthwhile causes such as this.”, Ellen states.
Englewood Marketing Group (EMG), is a national distribution, marketing, and logistics solutions provider focused on category-leading kitchen, home, and personal care products. We expertly ship these products to and for many retailers throughout the country.