An aerial view of the flood damage in Abbotsford. (City of Abbotsford / @BCRCMP Air 1 police helicopter)

How to help those affected by the BC floods

Here's how you can help. ❤️

By Simran Singh | November 19, 2021 |5:00 am

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

GoFundMe has put together verified online fundraising links where folks can donate to organizations or individuals in need of assistance.

BC SPCA

The BC SPCA is offering emergency boarding for animals needed a safe place to stay.

City of Abbotsford

The City of Abbotsford has highlighted a few local initiatives that are raising funds including Archway Community Services, MCC Clothing, and MCC Thrift.

Red Cross 

The Red Cross is collecting monetary donations to go to floor relief and support for victims.

BC Gurdwaras

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.

United Way 

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*

The City of Chilliwack is thanking British Columbians for their generosity, but at this time, their donation reception centre is at capacity.

Simran Singh

Managing Editor at Burnaby Beacon

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