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WNY Red Cross sending help to Canada

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Posted at 9:30 AM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 09:30:14-04

The Western New York Chapter of the Red Cross will be sending help to Canada, in the wake of Alberta's wildfire that has burned more than 565,000 acres. 

Peggy McGee-Smith of Kenmore will be working in Disaster Mental Health Branch with the Canadian Red Cross. She will help people who have been affected by the wild-fire deal with emotional stress. 

The massive wildfire forced 70,000 Fort McMurray residents to leave their homes, making it the largest fire-related evacuation in the history of the province. As of now, people are in need of food, water and a place to sleep.