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Prestwick Villas Fire Relief

As most of you likely know, the condos that were on June 23 in Prestwick, have left 48 families displaced and most without any of their belongings. It was heart breaking to watch, and our hearts couldn’t stop thinking of how all these families are devastated. If only all the tears that were falling, could have magically put the fires out.

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Please also watch for requests from people affected on this post, and if you have anything they are looking for, please respond directly to them and arrange to get the items to the person asking. MTC has reached out to multiple agencies and are waiting for updates. We will update the community as we get them.

Let's give the firefighters who responded to the emergency a huge THANK YOU!

They would probably enjoy Tim Horton's Gift Cards, thank you cards, or other notes of appreciation.

MTC can help collect these and pass them on, or you can bring them to the fire hall directly!

How Can You Help

McKenzie Towne is an incredible community filled with neighbours who want to support those who have lost their homes from this devasting fire. Please see the list below of ways that you can help.

*This list was updated as of 5:00pm on June 26th based on current needs

**Donations are now closed except for the list below. .

​Donate Physical Items

  • If you have large furniture items you wish to donate, please fill out the form below and we can coordinate you with the families directly as they start to get back onto their feet over the next few weeks.

  • We are not accepting any more physical item donations at this time.

    • Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, we have filled three banquet rooms filled with donation items. We have contacted all the families and most of those affected have have already been by and taken what they neeed.  Our team and volunteers cannot manage any more item donations, and many families are happy with what that have recieved. Please read below for other organizations who are offering to help collect:

  • Hope mission calgary is providing free clothing to all those affected by the fire.

  • WINS is accepting donations to help women and children in need

  • Alpha House helps homelessness

Donate Financial Aid

  • e-transfer acctn@mtcouncil.com with Fire Donation in the comments

  • Donate gift cards to places like Walmart, Superstore, or Pre-paid Visas

Donate Time/Services to the Families

  • Run some errands for them

  • Help them figure out insurance

  • Help them with legal documents/passports/immigrants

  • Help translate for them

  • Help them with childcare

  • Offer to help with laundry

  • Offer to help with moving furniture

  • Offer to drive them places

  • Offer any free services you can (ie, hair cuts, realtor, etc.)

Housing Services

  • Provide a free room for them to stay in (sign up here)

  • Help board their pets

Donate Time/Services to MTC​​

  • Help sort donation items and make donation baskets (until Thursday only)

  • Help coordinate volunteers to families

*** Please, do not bring parishable food items to MTC.

They will be collected by Mona Cinderelly who lives at 8 Prestwick Manor SE. ***

To volunteer for any services, please fill out the form below and we will pass your information along to the families in need.

www.mtcouncil.com/relief

Sign Up to Volunteer

MTC will email all these responses to the residents affected by the fire. By filling out this form you are consenting to your personal information being shared. You may be contacted by an evacuee to seek refuge.  Please only fill out this form if you are serious about helping.

Thanks for submitting!

Donate Financially

48 families have been affected by this fire and seek financial aid. 100% of the proceeds that MTC collects will go directly to those affected. Please e-transfer acctn@mtcouncil.com with the words Fire Donation in the notes.

Hours of Operation
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

​Sunday

8:45 am – 8:00 pm

Admin Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Address
40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE, CaLgary, AB, T2Z 4X5

Look for the copper-top building on the roundabout!

Free parking available onsite. 

Offer Housing

 The Red Cross assisted these families through their program, but as of Wednesday we have 14 families still requiring new accomodation. We have set up a platform for neighbours to register their homes as releif until people can return to their homes. Ideally, spare bedrooms are preferred instead of couches. Please fill out the form below if you're interested in helping out via lodging. By registering your house you agree to give all relevant information to everyone affected by the fire.

Volunteer Your Home for Housing

MTC will email all these responses to the residents affected by the fire. By filling out this form you are consenting to your personal information being shared. You may be contacted by an evacuee to seek refuge. MTC is only assisting with sharing the form submissions and is taking no part in the actual coordination of housing, so please do not ask us for housing updates. Please only fill out this form if you are serious about providing potentially long term temporary housing.

Thanks for submitting! We will send this information to those in need who will contact you if they're interested. MTC is not responsible for any coordination, disputes, or results of this service.

Questions?

Call us at 403-781-6612 ext. 3
or email crm@mtcouncil.com
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