Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief Efforts [Update: May 4, 2016]
On Monday, May 2, 2016, massive wildfires swept through the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, leading to the emergency evacuation of nearly 80,000 people. BAPS Charities immediately launched its relief efforts in Edmonton, serving over 300 hot meals daily to evacuees. To ensure the affected families were completely comfortable in such distressful times, volunteers also ensured meals were prepared following the cultural and religious dietary requirements of the evacuees. BAPS Charities also offered immediate shelter to over 100 people.