Toronto, ON – Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga–Brampton South, delivered a statement in the Legislature this afternoon in which she urged her constituents to donate to charities in support of those who have lost homes and livelihoods to the wildfire which burned parts of Fort McMurray, AB.
The text of the statement is as follows:
“We are all touched by the unfortunate devastation that unfolded in Fort McMurray over the past week.
My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes and means of livelihood.
The pictures coming from the scene are scary and sad to watch.
The plight of more than eighty thousand people who fled is beyond imagination.
The danger to the wellbeing of those on the front line, including brave firefighters, is clear.
Fortunately, Canadians are coming together to support their fellow Canadians.
It is encouraging that the federal government is matching donations. Even a group of Syrian refugees in Calgary is raising funds to help their new friends.
I applaud the Ontario Sikhs and Gurdwara Council and the Ontario Gurdwara Committee for fundraising in support of the people of Fort McMurray.
I want to thank our Premier for her leadership in sending one hundred firefighters from Ontario to assist.
Let us all pray for those caught in the grip of this natural disaster and open our hearts and wallets to help them in their time of dire need.”
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Office of Amrit Mangat, MPP
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