The Fort McMurray United Way is updating the comunity on its Fire Recovery Fund.
More than 30 per cent of the donations for fire recovery received to date have either been invested, committed or are under review.
Among projects to get the green light for funding is the Support Through Housing Team’s Life Skills Program, helping the hard to house get essential life skills training for successful independent living.
Additional funds have been approved for the Golden Years Society to assist in their role of being a dropin activity centre for seniors in the region, many of whom lived in devastated neighbourhoods.
More than $85,000 was allocated to the Tools for Schools program which provided more than 3,000 youth with the basics for going back to school.
The Fire Recovery Fund aims to support and encourage programs, services and initiatives that are responding to the changing dynamics in the region since the wildfire.
The United Way is working with a number of partners in the community, including the Canadian Red Cross, to support the recovery of the social infrastructure.