Furniture donations to be trucked to Fort Mac

Local resident collecting furniture to ship to Fort Mac for residents who must rent after losing homes.

The devastation from the Fort McMurray wildfire has galvanized relief and support efforts from across the country and Cranbrook is no exception.

Jim Kraemer is collecting donations that he plans to truck up to the wildfire-ravaged city, but he’s only taking furniture—bedroom suites, desks, dressers, tables, couches, chairs and such—for evacuees to use when they return back to the city and are renting because their homes were lost.

Kraemer is planning on taking two 53-foot enclosed trailers up to the city by mid-June and is collecting furniture and storing it at the Autoworld building on the Strip at 703D Cranbrook St. N.

Furniture donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 4-5 and on June 12. Bridge Interiors is hosting a barbecue and a car wash on June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with proceeds going towards Fort McMurray relief.

This isn’t his first trip up to Fort McMurray as he’s been up there a few times since the fire broke out, including taking up leftover donations after an airlift of local supplies from Integra Air.