News Help Fort McMurray Evacuees SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Wednesday, May. 4th, 2016 About 88,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta. A raging wildfire has forced the entire city from their homes. The Red Cross says donations are the best way you can help the evacuees. Visit this website to donate. Donations to the Red Cross can also be made via text. You can text “REDCROSS” to 30333 to donate $5. Facebook has also launched a safe check-in system for family and friends in the area. Check it out here.