Thursday May 12th, 2016

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The Montreal Canadiens will donate $100,000 to the Red Cross in Fort McMurray in support of the people that have been affected by forest fires in the region, the team announced Thursday. 

More than 80,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray since the massive fires started on May 3. According to the Canadiens, over 700 Red Cross employees and volunteers have worked with the victims of the natural disaster.

“Our thoughts are with the people of this community who experienced an unprecedented disaster,” said Geoff Molson, president and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens. “We salute the courage and the remarkable efforts made by all those who bring aid and comfort to the victims of these wildfires. We encourage our fans to join us by making a donation.”

According to fire officials, the fire has the potential to keep burning for months. 

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