Infor Canada has commit $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to provide immediate assistance to the many families displaced by the devastating wildfires around Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The wildfire began burning southwest of Fort McMurray on May 1, and overwhelmed the community on May 3, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history. More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray. At least two people have died. So far, the fire has destroyed more than 2,400 homes and buildings, and more than 570,000 acres (229,000 hectares). The fire continues to spread across northeast Alberta, and may become the costliest disaster in Canadian history. The cause of the blaze has not been determined, although hot, dry, windy conditions have contributed to its growth.
The provincial and federal governments are matching donations made to the Canadian Red Cross.
"Our hearts and hands go out to my fellow Canadians in Alberta facing this devastating fire," said Infor President Stephan Scholl. "We are glad to contribute to the relief efforts and hope for the safety of all those affected, in particular the brave firefighters working around the clock to put an end to this catastrophe."