CPS-ECP Responds to a Crisis

AB Donations

May 11, 2016

CPS-ECP Members are part of a charitable family committed to making a difference in our community by helping others. Our friends and neighbours in Alberta need our help. The disaster in Fort McMurray is almost beyond our ability to grasp. There is a way for each of us to make a difference. If every CPS-ECP member sends $20 to the Canadian Red Cross – Alberta Fires Appeal, that will raise more than $400,000 to assist those who have lost so much. There are programs from Alberta and Canada to match your individual Red Cross donations.

Give now!

The Red Cross link is www.redcross.ca

Robert Pepin, AP
Chief Commander – Commandant en chef
Chairman of the Board – Président du conseil
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons – Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance

Email : cc@cps-ecp.org


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