Red Cross help for Okanagan flood victims

The Red Cross is providing some financial relief to flood-stricken residents in the Okanagan.

The organization will provide $600 to eligible, registered households whose primary residence was damaged by the flood.

The Red Cross says these funds will help individuals and families purchase what they need most during this difficult time.

“An evacuation has an immediate financial impact on families. Parents may need to take time off work to sandbag or repair their homes and costs rise quickly for simple needs like replacing food in their fridge, transportation or purchasing a child’s favourite toy that was lost,” Kimberley Nemrava, the Canadian Red Cross Vice-President for B.C. and Yukon, said. “Thanks to the generous donations from Canadians, partners and businesses, the Red Cross has the opportunity to provide direct financial assistance to families to help ease the burden.”

To apply for for the flood funds, households that were evacuated and whose homes were damaged by flood waters can register  by clicking here or calling 1-800-863-6582.

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