Red Cross still working with Rock Creek residents

By Contributor
September 1st, 2015

As most residents who were impacted by the Rock Creek/Westbridge wildfire have now met with support agencies, the Midway Resilience Centre will be closed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. However, all residents will be able to continue accessing all the same services by calling the Red Cross at any time at 1-888-800-6493.

Residents can also continue their recovery process by confidentially discussing what help they still need with an Unmet Needs Committee. The members of this committee will collectively assess the needs in the affected areas and decide how best to use donated funds and keep them local.

The committee is made up of local community representatives and support agencies. Members include Vicki Gee (Area E Director for the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary), Les Jackman (President of the Kettle River Lions Club), Cathy Riddle (Victim Services Coordinator), Ryan van Kuik (Pastor of Boundary Community Church), Joyce Evans (Westbridge/Christian Valley resident), Samaritan’s Purse, Mennonite Disaster Service, Interior Health, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, the Canadian Red Cross, and other agencies.

For more information on the Unmet Needs Committee please contact Vicki Gee at 250-446-2042.

— from the Canadian Red Cross

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