Storage company opens drop-off centres to help flood victims
Devastating floods in Fort McMurray, Alta. have forced the mandatory evacuation of the downtown area, declaring a second state of emergency by the local municipality.
Together with local support organizations, Sentinel Storage has set-up two drop off centres to aid residents impacted by the flood. The group is urging residents to donate important supplies such as water, non-perishable food and new clothing, so that it may be re-distributed to those in need. Sentinel Storage has also provided the local evacuee centres with flood relief packages that include water and hand sanitizer.
Sentinel Storage manager Louise Bluett emphasized the company’s confidence in the local residents, “the people of Fort McMurray stand together, we are Fort Mac strong.”
Sentinel Storage has set-up drop off centres at its two Fort McMurray locations. Donations will be accepted by volunteers between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
In addition, Sentinel Storage will donate $5 from every new rental across each of its 40 stores in Alberta for the month of May.
Sentinel Storage states that it continues to maintain safe social distancing during COVID-19 and to facilitate donations with a convenient and contact-free drop off process.