Lambton County votes unanimously to donate $100k to Alberta Fires fund of Red Cross

Donation made on behalf of all municipalities

Photo of Fort McMurray neighbourhood devastated by fire via

A unanimous recommendation to donate $100,000 by Lambton County is being lauded by Warden Bev MacDougall after approval by Lambton County Council on Wednesday.

“Across this great country of ours, Canadians are reaching out to help,” said MacDougall. “I am very proud that our federation members, representing 126,000 citizens of our community, have chosen to build upon donations, made by our member municipalities and the countless private donations by people of all ages throughout Lambton County.”

MacDougall said the message being sent is a clear one.

“Together we are sending a message of support to the ‘Alberta Fires’ campaign organized by the Canadian Red Cross, and in turn the people of Wood Buffalo, who remain in our thoughts and prayers as Canada responds to this call to action.

When informed of the donation, Alberta’s Industrial heartland requested that thanks and appreciation be passed on to the Lambton County community for its generosity and support for Western Canada.

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