May 6, 2016 – The Alberta Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will be reviving the Chamber Relief Trust Fund to support the business community affected by the widfires in the Wood Buffalo Region. The Chamber Relief Fund was first utilized to support the business communities affected by the 2013 floods in Southern Alberta.
We are anticipating the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce will require assistance going forward to remain stable and provide much needed support to the local business community.
Money collected through this fund will go directly to the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce to ensure that local jobs and the economy can be revived as quickly as possible. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce will be making a donation to this relief and we would encourage all members of the Network to consider doing the same. The ACC will be collecting donations directly and will hold those donations in trust. Visit the ACC’s webiste, www.abchamber.ca, for more details on donations.