When disaster strikes in any community many people turn to the local radio or TV station for any updates or instructions on what to do next. The fire that took place in Fort McMurray everyone had to leave the city including all of the staff at the local stations. They became part of the massive evacuation order and were displaced from their homes. We wanted to show our support to the relief efforts for the residents of this great northern community. We as broadcast engineers can respect the enormous amount of work that lies ahead to not only get the infrastructure back in order but to begin to rebuild all that was lost.
On behalf of the WABE membership, we have donated $2,000.00 to the Red Cross Fort McMurray Fire Relief fund.