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BC Together: How you can help flood-ravaged communities

In the last month, a total of 17 regional B.C. districts were affected by floods, mudslides and landslides due to uncharacteristic rainfall. Thousands of residents have been affected by the flooding.

Our province declared a state of emergency in order to provide additional resources to the continued effort towards rebuilding.

It’s in times of crisis, that British Columbians come out to help. That’s why Global BC/BC1, 980 CKNW, AM730 and Global Okanagan are partnering for BC Together.

Below is a list of organizations providing support and relief to those affected. Let’s work as one to connect our province and help each other through this.

To have your organization’s flood relief donation page linked below, please submit your request to viewercontactbc@globalnews.ca. Please include your organization name, registration number, donation page link and a short description of how the funds collected will support BC Flood Relief. Please note, organizations listed below are required to be registered through The Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate as a Canadian registered charitable organization.

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Help by donating to one of these worthy causes:

Money raised will enable the Red Cross to carry out relief, recovery, resiliency and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region at the individual and community levels.

The Salvation Army is currently on the ground in six of the hardest-hit communities feeding and hydrating first responders and evacuees, while also providing shelter, blankets, jackets and spiritual care.

Your donation will assist those who are displaced or have lost housing, belongings or employment, and who have suffered physical or mental health trauma.

The pandemic, summer wildfires and recent floods have had a devastating impact on food banks in BC. Your donation helps support our 102 member food banks throughout BC.

The BC SPCA is providing pet guardians who were evacuated due to the flooding in Abbotsford pet food, crates, leashes, harnesses and other urgent supplies at the ESS Reception Centre at Tradex.

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This fund will support front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses.

Funds will provide emergency relief for citizens impacted by the flood in the town of Princeton.

The Merritt Rotary Club has set up a Disaster Relief fund to help families and individuals who have been severely affected by the flooding. Fund proceeds will be used to provide direct financial support to individuals in need to help them on their path to recovery.

Donations to the fund will be used to address needs that cannot be met through other funding programs and will be distributed in consultation with representatives from those communities.

CDART is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to animal welfare in times of a disaster or emergency, by providing sheltering, fostering, rescue or other services for domesticated animals. Donations will help replenish resources to continue supporting communities in need.

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Disaster Aid Canada is in communication with our Rotary and support contacts in the affected areas and is gathering funds to provide direct aid to meet the needs of each region.

GlobalMedic’s focus is on keeping people healthy when they lack access to life’s necessities. You donation helps to provide clean-up kits, hygiene kits, food hampers and a laundry program to areas affected.

The Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) participates in an ongoing process of mitigative public education and mutual awareness of the needs of the animals and their guardians/owners in disasters and provides assistance to the affected community when necessary.

Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver has opened an emergency BC Flood Relief Fund to provide support for those individuals and communities affected in BC.

GiveClear Foundation is located in Abbotsford. They are partnering with local organizations to help families that have been negatively impacted by recent events, like Arnold Community Church, whose Rebuild Fund has helped those who have specific replacement needs, such as appliances, hot water tanks, and furnaces… and providing a dump station for demo material, a collection and distribution centre, and feeding volunteers.

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Samaritan’s Purse is providing practical assistance as people clean up and rebuild and also offer emotional and spiritual support in the aftermath of tragedy.

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