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UPLIFTING VIDEO: Fort McMurray Wants to Thank Everyone for Their Help

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This is a beautiful video of thanks from Fort McMurray residents.

It is impossible to forget that just three months ago in Fort McMurray, one of the largest fires in Canadian history wreaked havoc on the city of over 88,000 people. The entire city was evacuated for almost two weeks, with people not knowing when, let alone if they’d be returning to their homes… their neighbourhoods… or if there would even be a city standing at all.

Thankfully, there were first responders, firefighters, police, other emergency crews, health workers and so many others from, not only Alberta, but the world, who upon acceptance, made their ways to the most expensive insurance claim accident to ever occur in this great nation’s history.

Without these people… Without these heroes, Fort McMurray would more than likely not be standing today. It would have been completely devoured by “The Beast”, a nickname given to the fierce wildfire that, not only burned heavily in northern Alberta, but eventually made its way into northern Saskatchewan as well.

This is about the hundreds and hundreds of people who came here and helped us and supported us; those people that live here that supported us, did incredible work.Video narrator

Watch the video provided by ShawTVEdmonton:
Shaw’s video description reads:

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee their homes as the wildfire, known as ‘The Beast’, threatened their community. The following days and weeks were filled with struggles and hardship, but they were overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of people. We wanted to give the residents of Fort McMurray an opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to the the people who helped them along the way.ShawTVEdmonton

“From everyone here in Fort McMurray, just, thank you.”

Here’s a heartbreaking video I put together a couple months ago:

Way to take care of our own, Canada. As the Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen said best: We are here. We are strong.

Fort McMurray - We are here We are strong

NEVER FORGET — Let’s take a moment to remember Emily Ryan and Aaron Hodgson. The young Fort McMurray cousins tragically lost their lives in a vehicular accident while attempting to evacuate the wildfire. Learn more about them here.

Learn all about the Fort McMurray wildfire as it was happening here.


Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.

2 thoughts on “UPLIFTING VIDEO: Fort McMurray Wants to Thank Everyone for Their Help

    • August 8, 2016 at 7:51 AM

      They can’t seem to catch a break. If anything, the flooding would have been more welcome on the evening of May 3rd.


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