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How To Donate To Victims Of B.C. Wildfires

The Kelowna Salvation Army Church has been turned recently into a makeshift evacuation center for displaced residents from Lytton, B.C. After a recent wildfire burned roughly 90% of the town to the ground there are over 1,000 residents who have been displaced from their homes.

The Kelowna Salvation Army Church in Lytton became the evacuation center quickly for those who needed help, thanks to efforts from the ESS. They are able to receive essentials like hotel rooms and more for those who are in desperate need of help right now.

Those who were forced to evacuate within seconds didn’t have time to even think about what they might want to pack or bring with them. Some only had time to gather themselves, their pets, and get out. Now they have lost everything. This comes after a pandemic that had its own struggles that many of these people also had to endure. And now they’re struggling again but there is a strong community showing of support that is now coming in to meet that need.

Donate To Victims Of Lytton Wildfire

For anyone that has been separated from family members as a result of the ongoing fires in British Columbia, or if you are looking for an individual that might have been displaced or impacted then you can call the family reunification line at 1-800-863-6582.

This family reunification line for information is a service that is available from 8 am to 8 pm PT, 7 days a week.

DONATE TO RELIEF EFFORTS FOR B.C. WILDFIRES

By going to the Red Cross you can donate to the relief efforts that are ongoing and dealing with wildfires around the province right now. Those funds are going to go toward not only immediate efforts but also for ongoing relief efforts as well as long term recovery for impacted regions around British Columbia.

Monetary donations are being accepted but physical goods are also needed for Lytton Wildfire relief efforts and those displaced B.C. victims from the wildfires.

Where to send donations for Lytton victims of wildfires: GoFundMe being organized by Tuckkwiowhum Village.

There are still items that are needed for those who have been displaced and who need help at this time. Donations can be sent to a number of organizations that are now helping with those Lytton wildfire relief efforts.

DONATION ITEMS NEEDED:

  • tablets and laptops
  • new or lightly used clean coolers
  • gift certificates for gas, food, pharmacies etc
  • Camping chairs
  • cardboard boxes for transport
  • tents
  • sleeping bags
  • batteries
  • cameras
  • computers
  • new baby items like diapers, bottles, or wipes
  • personal electronics such as phones
  • personal hygiene items

Donation Centers


Tourism Abbotsford/Tradex
Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
July 3 – 5, 10-am – 5pm

Tourism Langley
Mobile Donation Centre located at 20699 42 Avenue, Langley
July 3 – 4, 10am – 4pm

Crazy Indian Brotherhood – Now accepting donations of items for victims except furniture and appliances.
Mobile Donation Centre 45585 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack (Parking lot of Cottonwood Mall),
July 3 – 7, Open daily

Wildfire evacuees are also now being urged to register at an emergency social services center, or to register with the province’s online portal, as soon as they can.

Aside from those donation centers for B.C. wildfire victims listed above you can also find other locations to drop off gift cards or money for victims as well.

FOR CASH AND GIFT CARD ONLY DONATION CENTERS IN B.C.

Tourism Chilliwack
Visitor Centre, 44150 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack
July 3 – 4, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Agassiz-Harrison Museum
7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
July 3 – 8, 10am – 4pm

Tourism Harrison
Harrison Visitor Centre, 499 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs
July 3 – 5, 9:30am – 5pm

Tourism Hope, Cascades & Canyons
Visitor Centre, 919 Water Avenue, Hope
July 3 – 8, 10am – 5pm

Tourism Langley
Office, 220-5385 216th Street, Langley
July 5, 9am – 5pm

Tourism Mission
Visitor Centre, 34033 Lougheed Highway, Mission
July 5 – 9, 8am – 4:30pm

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  1. We are seniors, who came across you looking for gift cards. All we see over the web is where to donate.
    We have been Evacuated for a week from our home. We were evacuated to Merritt. The first nation band helped some, but do not understand the needs of the elderly.Where do seniors go for further help in MERRITT, where do we beg, I don’t know what else to call it, since it is not freely offered, for gas gift cards.
    What do old people to do.

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    • I noticed on the CityofMerritt FB Page they note there is the Nicola Valley Food Bank | Elks Hall for Evacuees “We would like to remind evacuees in need of assistance that the Nicola Valley Food Bank is open at the Elks Hall this week Tuesday 11-5, Wednesday & Thursday 11-3 and Friday 12-5. They will be closed for the long weekend.”

      you can see their FB page and post here –> https://www.facebook.com/CityofMerritt/

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  2. We recieved an Email from our MLA.
    Se told us that the only gift cards are from CNRail. No by anyone else.
    So cash or gift cards donations buy the general public are being keep by the Govt. OR SOME ONE.
    NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THESE DONATIONS GO Or where they are.
    SENIORS have to beg, as the Govt. Of B C is not telling us the Truth.

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