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Canada Credit Cares Aids Displaced Fort McMurray Families, Donates to Red Cross

Canada Credit Cares makes sizable donation to the Canadian Red Cross’ relief efforts for the Fort McMurray wildfire

CEO Sheldon Wolf opens his various portfolio of homes to families displaced by the emergency

On May 3rd, a wildfire reached the economic hub of the Alberta oil patch region. The entire city of Fort McMurray was evacuated. Over 80,000 people were forced to leave as the fire consumed over 10,000 hectares of prairie and forest land. It destroyed over 1600 buildings. Some neighborhoods lost up to 80 per cent of their homes, causing millions of dollars in damage. Entire neighborhoods are no longer there.

For now, residents of Fort McMurray resettle in nearby towns, industrial camps, and make their way to Edmonton and Calgary. An appeal by local government called in an emergency response and aid from the provincial and national government. This resulted in the gathering of firefighters, police and armed forces to the disaster area. An outpour of support and donations from the public followed.

Canada Credit Cares lives up to its name

In response to this appeal, CEO of Canada Credit, Sheldon Wolf, made a sizable donation. He chose the Red Cross relief program for the victims of the fire. The company also gave several homes rent free as temporary shelter to families.

Wolf explained, “We encourage all individuals and corporations to do whatever they can in these times of emergency. It’s mind blowing to think that a few days ago, it was just another day for those in Fort Mac. How fast things can change. Whether you know any of these people or not, please keep in mind, they are still our family. And they need our support right now.”

CEO personally gives aid

Wolf also owns a successful real estate company, Empire Citi Properties. It serves Calgary, Okotoks and Airdrie. The company has also been donating the temporary usage of several homes in the greater Calgary area.

“As a proud Albertan. We have also offered up all of our vacant homes free of charge as temporary relief to the homeless,” Wolf stated.

Wolf has made these offers during past times of disaster. During the 2012 Calgary flood, he offered his vacant properties to families forced out of their homes.The Bow River flooded large portions of Calgary and High River. Also he personally donated money to help with flood disaster assistance. Even volunteering his own time and physical efforts to aid in the cleanup.

Ongoing aid from the company

The donation of money and living space is being made on behalf of the Canada Credit Cares program. The social responsibility initiative is an extension of the Canada Credit Improvement System & Trade, and Canada Credit programs. They have led many charitable efforts in the past. This includes Kids Up Front, the Calgary Humane Society, Inn from the Cold, and Little Mutts. They have also made donations to local families and individuals in need.

Thanksgiving is no exception. Canada Credit Cares’ food drive provided donations and turkeys to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Beyond that, their Adopt-a-Family program provides for a family during the holiday season. Another initiative in January was providing financial help to an individual who could not work due to surgery.

Their veterans program also aids active Canadian Armed Forces personnel and veterans by offering their services pro bono. Also veterans and current CAF members receive discounted setup fees for their credit repair and credit rebuilding programs.

All of this is done through the Canada Credit Cares program. As a natural extension of Canada Credit’s mission, to help those in need. Not only in matters of financial, credit and debt, but also basic human necessity. Reaching out when hardship strikes and helping the vulnerable affected.

The job is not done

The efforts of one company, however, is not enough for a disaster of this magnitude. As natural disaster strikes the oil patch capital, Wolf calls on the corporate and business community. Calgary and beyond should do more. He encourages all corporations and communities to give generously. To give back to the communities that support and make not only this province, but nation strong.

Wolf encourages everyone to help. Businesses, communities and individuals with time and money to spare. Go to the Canadian Red Cross website. Send charitable donations to help aid victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire. Even notify Canada Credit Cares through their website to call attention to community based charitable needs. Raise awareness for worthwhile causes.

At this time, Fort McMurray is in desperate need of help. Canada Credit Cares has answered that call, and hopes others will do the same.

Contact:

9625 MacLeod Trail SW

Calgary AB, T2J 0P6

Canada Credit Cares about Veterans, Waives Setup Fees for Credit Rebuilding Services

Canada Credit Cares launched its latest program for current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces. All CAF and Canadian veterans will have their veterans credit repair setup fees waived. Veterans and CAF members are also automatically approved for any Canada Credit and Canada Credit Fix programs.

Veterans Credit Repair Initiative

Canada Credit Cares launches its latest charitable initiative today. Offering CAF veterans special discounts for its veterans credit repair and credit score rebuilding services. This new drive to help CAF veterans waives setup fees as well as automatically approves veterans for program membership. Helping Canada’s peacekeeping veterans is part of Canada Credit Cares’ drive to help. Canada Credit Cares recognizes the sacrifices veterans make in their lives in order to serve their country.

Veteran Hardships

It is not uncommon to hear stories about financial hardships for Canadian veterans. The National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman released a report in 2013. It was titled “On the Homefront: Assessing the Well-being of Canada’s Military Families in the New Millennium.”
In the report, key issues were identified as contributing to financial hardships for Canadian forces families. These issues included separation and hardship caused by overseas deployments. Employment issues for families due to geographical relocation were also mentioned. Other obstacles included off-base housing costs, suitable housing, accessing social benefits and health care and raising families.

Veterans wounded in the line of duty have to handle a variety of issues. This includes health care costs, loss of employment and insufficient benefits to handle financial hardship. Not to mention the physical and psychological effects of their wounds. These issues have become more pronounced since Canada’s deployment to Afghanistan and the effects are not exclusively physical. It is not uncommon to hear about veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression both during and after deployment. Difficulties in acquiring proper treatment and sufficient benefits to cover costs compound these issues.

Financial Struggles

Canadian forces members are proud of their service and receive more support than in the past. But, there are veterans and serving CAF members that fall under financial hardships. This can be due to the rigors and trials of military life and post military civilian life. Under these conditions it’s difficult to maintain a positive financial record and credit score. Hence the need for veterans credit repair. These problems are compounded when extended to their spouses. Whom also have to share in the burdens involved with military life. Relocation, loss of work, injury, delays in benefits and difficulty finding gainful, stable employment result in late payments. These can affect their credit reports, dragging down a healthy Equifax and Transunion credit score and rating.

Canada Credit and Canada Credit Fix; Here to Help

Canada Credit and Canada Credit Fix CEO Sheldon Wolf extended an offer to waive the veterans credit repair setup fees. This is for the Canada Credit, Canada Credit Fix, and Credit Advise programs. These are available to all CAF members and veterans. Veterans are granted automatic approval to these programs just for applying. It is Canada Credit Cares’ way of contributing to the well-being of all past and present members of the CAF. Acknowledging their sacrifice and the financial issues facing hard working and loyal armed forces personnel. Wolf has also announced that in some cases his firm will be offering veterans credit repair restoration pro-bono. This is to help veterans acquire the accurate credit that they deserve.

Sheldon Wolf wants to give back to our veterans and armed forces personnel. Their loyalty, hard work and service to their country is incredible. Current and past members of the armed forces will also receive automatic approval for veterans credit repair. And credit improvement programs through Canada Credit Cares. The armed forces lifestyle includes sacrifices and hardship. But, it should not come at the expense of their financial record. Armed forces members both past and present deserve financial solvency like anyone else.

Canada Credit Cares is proud to help alleviate financial pressures for our veterans. And our current serving members of the armed forces through their latest charitable initiative.

Canada Credit Care will be Adopting Families

Every family, even the less fortunate, should not be left out for this joyous holiday season. By donating and adopting, we intend to bring hope and encouragement to those who are struggling.  That’s why this month — and going forward — we will be adopting a family to donate goodies to lift up their spirits.

We are pleased to announce our Newest Adopted Family – Christmas 2015

This year we have selected a wonderful local family right here in Calgary, Alberta.  We chose our adopted family based on the fact the Mom of three children is struggling and yet doing such an amazing job with very little.  It is our understanding that fridges and freezers are close to bare and each month is a task to get by.  Our corporate policy “No one gets left behind” was taken into play when we decided to help out this family.  Our entire office staff is very excited to play Secret Santa and surprise these kids with gifts and mom a fridge full of groceries!  Heck…..  even the fluffy pets will get some Holiday cheer and bones from us!

Every month we will be looking for a local family to adopt. Please stay tune for more pics of the goods we will be providing for these families.

From our Family to yours, Have a safe and healthy Holiday!

The Canada Credit Gang!

Should you know a family in need, please contact us and share the story!  Maybe we can help.

Movember Charity 2015

Just for fun, this month the employees of Canada Credit will be having a Movember competition. A mystery prize will go to the person with the Best ‘Stache for November. This contest will be open to BOTH men and women.

Also, this month we will be having a 50/50 Draw for Cancer Charity. Everyone in the office can put in $20 dollars. Half will go to the winner of the draw, and the other half will be donated to a Cancer Foundation.