In 1986 a small group of tightly knit friends and neighbors banded together to respond to a tragic house fire. The group put the call out for donations to the local news and papers and within hours of the story airing donations from all over Edmonton started to pour in. It wasn't long before the group was inundated and overwhelmed with sheer volume of donations that had come in. With their houses and garages full from floor to ceiling the group sat down in those following days and came up with what is now today the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society.
Even today we carry on that tradition of being a small tightly group of friends and neighbors coming together to help this great city and province whenever the people may need us.
Our mandate (as listed below "Mission Statement") is to help victims of Fire & Disaster pick up the pieces after suffering such a life altering event. Specifically we aid them by providing the victims with some of their basic needs such as: Toiletries, pillows, blankets, clothing, furniture, small appliances, etc.
We as a group have been committed to helping our community since 1986 and will continue to help our community for many more years to come!
1.) To provide emergency goods and services to victims of residential fire or disaster and to all levels of government when required.
2.) To provide goods and services to other agencies as needed.
3.) To provide information and referral services to persons in need.
4.) To operate a Thrift Store that accommodates poverty and low income peoples