Chain restaurants help Fort McMurray residents

By Tanya Cronin
May 11, 2016 - 4:26pm Updated: May 11, 2016 - 6:55pm

KAMLOOPS — Chain restaurants across Canada are offering opportunities for customers to help Fort McMurray relief efforts.

Today only, White Spot will donate $2 for every burger platter or combo sold to the Canadian Red Cross.

Then this weekend, McDonald's restaurants across the country will hold their own promotion.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, $1 from every Big Mac sold will go to the Red Cross.

Kamloops Franchisee Al Gozda says seeing the footage of Fort McMurray hit home.

"It's a city of 80,000 people then I look at Kamloops and we're pretty darn close to that, then you see some aerial shots, it's spread out just like our city, and what would it take for a fire to come over one of the mountain ranges or the valley, to effect part of our city, we've seen what's happened with the Strawberry Hill fire in the past, so anytime we can help out our nieghbours like that, it's a good cause," says Al Gozda, McDonald's Restaurant Franchisee.

Last Tuesday, 80,000 Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee the rapidly approaching wildfire. 

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