‘Cariboo Communities Unable to Accept Donations of Goods’ – CRD
Williams Lake, B.C. – People wanting to send goods to help people affected by wildfires in the Cariboo are being asked to hold off for now.
Though the thought is greatly appreciated, the Cariboo Regional District says the District of 100 Mile House and Williams Lake don’t have the capacity to manage donations of goods like food, clothing and household items.
“Emergency responders and essential service providers in the region are focused on wildfire suppression and ensuring communities can support returning evacuees,” says the CRD, who also note “donated items may not match up with the needs of affected people.”
In the meantime, the CRD says people could help by instead donating to the BC SPCA, Salvation Army, United Way, Canadian Red Cross or a local charity of your choice.
The CRD says specific donations may be needed at a later date.