Canadian Community Support Award
Oxford Properties Group
Helps Fort McMurray
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation has presented the 2016 Canadian Community Support Award to Kingsway Mall for their outstanding demonstration of support for the surrounding communities after a natural disaster struck, forcing local residents to evacuate.
Following one of the largest fire evacuations in Canada’s history, the Kingsway Mall teamed up with the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society to help distribute basic necessities to the residents of their neighboring community, Fort McMurray, who were ordered to leave everything behind in order to evacuate quickly and safely. The mall transformed an anchor space into the City of Edmonton’s only distribution center, enlisting the help of the community to secure the support of over 7,200 volunteers. In the first full week of operation alone, the distribution center aided over 31,000 evacuees–a total that was expected to almost double by the center’s closing date.
To commemorate this honor, the ICSC Foundation has donated $5,000 CAN to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society, a non-profit organization that provides relief for victims of fire and disasters as well as affordable goods and services to low-income families.
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