Over 310 evacuees have registered at Cold Lake’s Check-in centre at the local FCSS so far.
While not an official emergency centre like Lac La Biche or St. Paul, the check in centre can still register evacuees with the red cross and set them up with the city who can offer services to help them out.
Evacuees can register online at www.redcross.ca. If they do not have access to the internet, there are computers available at the centre.
A number of community groups and countless individuals are also offering the evacuees support and donations.
The Cold Lake Food Bank is also taking donations of a specific list of items for evacuees. All items must be new – used items will not be accepted. The acceptable donations are: unperishable food items, deodorant, shaving products, Kleenex, feminine hygiene products, underwear, socks, hair brushes, hair ties, basic first aid supplies, gift cards, gas cards, phone chargers and basic school supplies.
All people wanting to donate to the foodbank can contact the Cold Lake Food Bank at 780-201-6589. Evacuees requiring aid from the Cold Lake Food Bank can call the same number.