B.C. Residents Generous in Donating Cash and Time to Wildfire Relief
Prince George, B.C. – People throughout the province of B.C. have been responding to the wildfires with great generosity.
Assistant Deputy Minister Robert Turner says so far, people shopping at B.C. liquor stores have made $300 thousand dollars in donations to the Red Cross BC Wildfire appeal. The opportunity to make a donation at B.C. liquor stores will wrap up this weekend, with Saturday being the final day.
Turner has offered great praise for those who have donated their time to assist in whatever way they could “Really what a tremendous asset and resources this has been. The commitment and dedication has been , truly heroic efforts. We are finding now the situation is going on for so long, that a lot of them are getting tired, and so we wanted to assure people we are working with local governments in particular, but not exclusively, in Kamloops and Prince George to make sure that we are aware of the resources they require, be that human resources, or other kinds of capacity and the Province is doing everything it can to ensure those communities get the support they need to continue to provide the support and services to those who have been evacuated.”
With a weather forecast indicating hot dry conditions, with more winds and more dry lightning, the fire season is far from over says Turner “We need to be prepared for essentially more evacuations and for sustained evacuation support.”