The Rotary Club of Fort McMurray is looking to give $300,000 to businesses and organizations which were affected by the wildfire.
Rotarians from across Canada donated around $1 million to the club to help the community in its recovery efforts.
On Wednesday, they held a dinner at the Legion where they recognized the 14 groups which split the first $700,000. This includes the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, the Northern Lights Health Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo.
President of the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation Julius Buski tells Mix News they knew they had to help any way they could.
“We looked for organizations that had a need that was fire-related, each one of these organizations has a significant impact on this wonderful community.”
The foundation is now focusing on donating the remaining funds to other groups in need.
Rotarian Bryan Lutes says they’re hoping to have all applications in over the next two months.
“At this point, they anticipate having the review of those done by the end of May, this year, so we ask for them to come in sometime in April and then send them off to the foundation for review.”
He adds as soon as the review is done the remaining groups will get their funds.