Relief Efforts for Individuals Impacted by B.C. Floods
November 19, 2021
FACL BC’s thoughts are with the thousands of individuals and families who have been impacted by devastating flooding in the coastal and interior regions of B.C. People have been displaced and their homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by these floods.
During this urgent time of need, we encourage our members and community partners to participate in and donate towards the relief efforts that are aimed at recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Listed below are a number of organizations that you can donate to:
Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund
What they are doing: This brand-new fund was established to “support front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses.” It’s a collaboration between the Abbotsford Community Foundation, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and University of the Fraser Valley.
How to donate: abbotsfordcf.org
What they are doing: Boarding for pets of evacuees in Kamloops and providing pet supplies and food for owners and pets who have been displaced by the floods.
How to donate: spca.bc.ca
Canadian Red Cross
What they are doing: The Canadian Red Cross is working to get help to people in and around affected areas as quickly as possible and provide humanitarian assistance for new needs as they arise. 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.
How to donate: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/94172/donate/1?locale=en-CA
What they are doing: There’s a verified page of fundraisers on the website now, including supporting people who are stranded, pet sanctuaries, farmers markets and family homes that have been destroyed.
How to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/en-ca/c/act/bc-flooding
Migrant Rights Network
What they are doing: Providing aid, housing and support to the approximately 700 migrant workers from Guatemala, Mexico, Jamaica and the Philippines that have been displaced by the floods inundating the province.
How to donate: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-migrant-farmworkers-displaced-by-bc-floods/