Communities across British Columbia have already been profoundly affected by the sudden floods that continue to pose extraordinary challenges for the safety and recovery of people across the province.
To assist those communities in need, the United Way British Columbia has launched The United for BC Flood Response Fund – bringing together the power of many to help those affected by BC Flooding.
To contribute to the United for BC Flood Response Fund, visit: donate.uwbc.ca/flood
With the launch of this campaign, United Way British Columbia (UWBC) will be identifying funds immediately to provide supports to those in need across the province and making appeals to the public for contributions to the fund as well.
Already, Prospera Credit Union and the Steelworker Humanity Fund have each generously stepped up with $50,000 contributions to launch the fund with $100,000.
UWBC also encourages all those in need of immediate resources to use bc211 by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting bc.211.ca. Bc211 is a free and confidential service that connects people to helpful and vital resources in their community and is available in over 150 languages.
Those who are looking to provide additional support to those in need can also visit ivolunteer.ca to learn about volunteer opportunities in regions of the province where this resource is available.
“We recognize the deep trauma that these floods are having on individual lives as we respond in local communities across British Columbia,” says Michael McKnight, President and CEO of United Way British Columbia.
“The United for BC Flood Response Fund, bc211, and iVolunteer are ways that everyone can provide support during such challenging days. We're proud that UWBC strengthens communities across the regions we serve in times of great need; but we can’t do it alone. We encourage B.C. residents to come alongside their neighbours and donate available resources and time to those in desperate need today.”
The United for BC Flood Response Fund will support those who are displaced or have lost housing, belongings and/or employment, suffered physical or mental health trauma, and emerging needs.
BCSPCA steps up to aid displaced families
The BC SPCA is prepared to assist in providing emergency boarding services for pets from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Cowichan on Vancouver Island.
The BC SPCA has coordinated with the BC Emergency Support Services to provide food, crates and other supplies to familes who had to evacuate due to the floods.
Got to this link to donate.
Vancouver Canucks winning off the ice
The Canucks for Kids Fund said it will donate proceeds from all if the 50/50 draws through November 21, including home games Friday against Winnipeg Jets and Sunday against Chicago Blackhawks.
Fans can purchase tickets at the game or online.