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Flames Foundation puts $1.15 million towards COVID-19 relief

The charitable arm of the Calgary Flames, the Flames Foundation, has announced that it’s using some of its fundraising largess to help combat coronavirus. More specifically, they’re distributing $1.15 million worth of funds to local organizations.

From the press release, here’s who will be receiving funds:

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Relief Funding

The United Way COVID-19 Community Response Fund in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the City of Calgary is a community relief fund that has been created within the United Way to address urgent needs for vulnerable persons and families. Calgary Flames Foundation funds will go directly to assisting families with technological requirements for youth to continue school at home and relief support for indigenous communities.

Vulnerable Populations

Calgary Drop-In Centre
The Mustard Seed
Inn from the Cold
CUPS Calgary Society
The Alex

Mobilizing Food and Food Security

Calgary Food Bank
Meals on Wheels
Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids

Mental Health Support

Kids Help Phone
Calgary Counselling Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region
Distress Centre Calgary

Family Support Services

YW Calgary
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

There’s no specific breakdown of the funds distributed to each organization. It’s good to see the Flames getting involved with providing some key community partners with the resources they need during such a challenging time for the community.