The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society (EERSS) is asking for aid in the form of furniture and time to help Slave Lake residents get back on their feet and back home again.
Many displaced residents lost everything in the town 250 kilometres from Edmonton and still need furnishings like sofas (excluding hide-a-beds), tables, chairs and dressers.
“We need the basics,” said Heather McCallum, EERSS fundraising co-ordinator. “But please no more used clothing and no beds.”
While gently used bedding and sheets and new pillows are still sought, the donation hub has ample used kids’ toys to help the dozens of families relocating to the city.
Citizens have flexed their charitable muscles in scores since May 16, but now Edmontonians with time to give are most in demand, say volunteers.
A sorting station at the Aviation Hangar could use extra hands, as can downtown locations.
Those interested can call 780-428-4422.
Furniture can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Furniture Bank (5120-122 St.).