**The EERSS supported in part by the Edmonton Community Foundation.**
The ECF is an organization that exists to help the people of Edmonton and area by encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities. Through contributions from donors, the foundation assembles and administers permanent pools of capital so the returns can be perpetually reinvested into our community. The foundation compliments and supports other charitable agencies.
**The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services has a current agreement with Emergency Management (previously Disaster Service), to provide material relief to local victims of house fire, and disasters.**
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for ensuring the City of Edmonton is prepared for and can respond to and recover from all hazards including natural disasters, technological incidents and human-caused incidents. In order to be ready, they conduct training and exercises with city staff and stakeholders on a regular basis. Individuals, families and businesses can do their part by being personally prepared and by ensuring their emergency plans and business continuity plans are in place.
If you have a question or concern related to fire, evacuation planning, or fire extinguisher training, please contact Fire Prevention at (780)-496-3628
**The EERSS works hand in hand with Martyshuk Housing to provide clean bedding, toiletries, & furniture to Edmonton's homeless, & at-risk of becoming homeless.**
Martyshuk Housing is a grassroots company with a social mandate to abolish homelessness. Working with partners in the public, private, and social sectors since 2007, they use highly innovative and flexible approaches to provide quality affordable housing and tailored supports to their clients. Their unique business model has effectively housed hundreds of some of the hardest-to-house homeless individuals in Edmonton.
**The EERSS provides furniture, hosuehold items, and delivery/moving services to Chimo clientele.**
Chimo is a place where youth can learn all kinds of skills, information and tools to help them succeed as young adults! They have programs that provide housing, day programs and training programs to meet the individual needs of their youth.
The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services is pleased to announce that we are working hand-in-hand with the "Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers" and the "Islamic Family and Social Services Association". Donations for the Syrian Refugees, or other newcomers to Canada, as well as donations for local victims of disaster or house-fires, can be dropped off to the EERSS @ 10255 - 104 St between 9 AM and 3 PM Tuesday to Saturday. For further information, please call the EERSS @ 780-428-4422.
Alberta Culture and Tourism recently donated $40,000.00 to the EERSS through the "Community Initiatives Program operating grant. Thank you so much for your support, we look forward to working with you in the more in the future.