We are Supporting the Residents of Fort McMurray

Residents of a neighborhood sit by and watch a fire threaten their homes.

Residents of a neighborhood sit by and watch a fire threaten their homes.

Fort McMurray Motorhomes and Happy Trails RV—Doing Our Part for Albertans in Need

The Beast, as the historic Fort McMurray fire has come to be known, decimated over 500 square kilometers of forest and town, caused the evacuation of 88,000 residents to the far reaches of the country and wreaked untold property damage.

Still, in the shadow of the worst natural disaster in Alberta’s history, generosity of human spirit has prevailed:

  • Manitoba and Ontario firefighters, search and rescue volunteers and many others relieved exhausted local fire fighters
  • From B.C., Sikhs delivered $1 million worth of donations, social workers and health care professionals were deployed, and in Tsawwassen a group of children set up a snack stand and raised $700 in two hours for the Red Cross
  • New Yorkers put their softer side on display and organized comedy club fundraisers
  • Canadians donated more than $90 million to the Red Cross… and counting

And there was no shortage of generosity and heroism locally:

  • Firefighters from around the province and elsewhere battled searing heat and monstrous flames for days on end with little or no rest
  • Local Indigenous communities, nearby towns and villages like Wandering River, Lac la Biche, Anzac and Edmonton, and northern tar sands camps opened their doors and their hearts to Fort McMurray evacuees fleeing the flames
  • Volunteers from all over served tirelessly, bringing food and drink to exhausted firefighters and offering gas to stranded motorists
  • And the list goes on…

The one-two punch and the long road ahead—Fort McMurray’s struggles began when oil prices tanked. Now the fire… how will the community cope?

  • The focus is on rebuilding. Even those whose homes were spared face massive clean-ups and renovations to eliminate exposure to toxic contaminants.
  • But Albertans are strong. With government help, continued assistance from charitable organizations, good old-fashioned resolve and sense of community, and local business commitment, the town will come back—stronger than ever.

At Happy Trails RV in Grande Prairie we want to do our part. We have Fort McMurray in our hearts and prayers, and to show our support we’re offering special discounts and finance rates to Fort McMurray evacuees.

We’ve been supporting the community for over 20 years at Happy Trails RV. We have one of the largest selections of motorhomes in Alberta. And now we want to help if you are looking for a Fort McMurray motorhome.

Too far to drive? No problem. We’ll fly you in for free as part of our flying service. And we don’t stop there. For every RV sold in May, we’ll donate $100 to the Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund. We encourage you to do the same at www.redcross.ca.

You can reach us at Happy Trails RV, 15211 100 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7C2. Phone: 780-538-2120 or 1-877-538-2120. Or contact us at www.grandeprairie.happytrailsrv.ca for your next motorhome in Alberta.

Happy Trails RV—Helping Albertans in need.