How to help those affected by the BC floods
Here's how you can help. ❤️
Thousands of British Columbians are dealing with the aftermath of the BC floods and mudslides and are in need of food, supplies, and donations to help them rebuild.
If you’re looking for ways to help, we’ve compiled a list of organizations working to coordinate relief efforts. If you know of any other individuals or organizations that are collecting donations here in Burnaby or in other parts of BC, be sure to email us so we can add those to this list.
GoFundMe has put together verified online fundraising links where folks can donate to organizations or individuals in need of assistance.
#ALERT: Many communities across BC are experiencing extreme rain which may be forcing some families from their homes. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency boarding for their animals during this time, please contact our Call Centre at 1-855-622-7722 #BCSPCA #bc
— BC SPCA / BCSPCA (@BC_SPCA) November 15, 2021
The BC SPCA is offering emergency boarding for animals needed a safe place to stay.
City of Abbotsford
Update: Local Abbotsford organizations are coordinating support for the flood evacuees:
👉Archway Community Services is coordinating food donations https://t.co/ZBzJt8Xjxz
👉MCC Clothing: 31872 South Fraser Way
👉MCC Thrift: 33933 Gladys Avenue
Thank you Abbotsford! pic.twitter.com/6z4dYJnloy
— City of Abbotsford (@City_Abbotsford) November 18, 2021
The City of Abbotsford has highlighted a few local initiatives that are raising funds including Archway Community Services, MCC Clothing, and MCC Thrift.
The Red Cross is collecting monetary donations to go to floor relief and support for victims.
We are seeing alarming effects of the global climate emergency locally. If you need help, contact your local Sikh Gurdwara. If you are able, please volunteer/donate to @KhalsaAid @gnfk_van @SurreyGurdwara @dukhnivaran @khalsadarbar @Campaign1984 @SukhSagarNW & other helping orgs.
— The Sikh Community of BC (Unceded Indigenous Land) (@BCSikhs) November 18, 2021
The BC Sikh community has mobilized to send food and other supplies to those affected by the disaster through the act of seva (selfless services). If you’d like to donate to help these efforts you can do so by reaching out to the organizations and gurdwaras mentioned in the tweet above by BC Sikhs.
Our neighbours are again dealing with incredible challenges from the sudden flooding across the province. The #UnitedForBC Flood Recovery Fund has launched to support our local communities as they recover from this devastation.
— United Way British Columbia (@UnitedWay_BC) November 18, 2021
United Way BC has launched a #UnitedforBC flood recovery fund to support local communities across the province.
Surrey food drive
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A community group in Surrey is collecting food items requested by the areas affected by the disaster. Folks can head to Unwin Park at 13313 68th Ave in Surrey during the following dates and times: Friday, Nov 19 from 8am to 1pm; Saturday, Nov 20 from 3pm to 6pm; and Sunday, Nov 21 from 12pm to 6pm. Find out which items are needed here.
*Please note: donation centre is full for City of Chilliwack*
While staff and volunteers appreciate the many offers of donations for the #Chilliwack reception centre, the centre is at capacity for supplies and cannot accept any further donations. Please do not bring donations to the Landing Sports Centre at this time.
— City of Chilliwack (@City_Chilliwack) November 17, 2021
The City of Chilliwack is thanking British Columbians for their generosity, but at this time, their donation reception centre is at capacity.