The tragic events that have taken place over the last few weeks have affected us all. Some of our own Tuccaro employees, as well as many of our friends and families have suffered significant losses. Some of us will be able to return to our houses that are still standing, but many have no house to return to. During this very difficult time, please know that we are here to help and support you.
The fires and evacuation in Fort McMurray will affect us all in different ways. It is perfectly normal to feel stressed, anxious and traumatized by the events that took place and are ongoing. All employees and their families who would like mental health support during this difficult time should contact our EFAP provider Shepell at their 24/7 Crisis line set up for Fort McMurray residents at 1-844-751-2133 or visit www.Shepell.com.
In addition to the funds provided by the Red Cross and debit cards provided by the government of Alberta, there will be other resources available to those who have suffered losses.
For those with insurance please see the information available here:
For those without insurance, you will be taken care of. Alberta Works is providing an emergency allowance for those who require it. Details can be found here:
The Wildfire Evacuee Transitional Accommodation benefit (WETA) is available to evacuees who do not have insurance or who have insufficient insurance to pay for temporary accommodation costs in Alberta. The benefit covers rent, damage deposit and utility connections for up to 90 days from the date of evacuation. Details can be found here:
To find information about the status of your house, please visit: Firemap