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October 27, 2017 4:41 pm

How Can You Help?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C.-Since  the wildfires started  raging through the  Cariboo,  many  residents  outside the affected areas have been asking how they can help ,  the  quick answer is to  donate to the  Red Cross.

While the needs of the evacuees are still being assessed,  it is  next to  impossible for the volunteers at the  emergency operations centre to  take the time to  accept,  sort  and store  donations of  items.   Their time may be best spent  working with those who have just arrived from 100 Mile House,  or  any  of the other areas and communities  evacuated.

The Red Cross has set up a specific  BC Wildfires  donation  page   which can be accessed here.

The B.C. Liquor Stores will be accepting donations at the till – in increments of $2, $5, or multiples thereof – with all proceeds going directly to the Red Cross. These funds will help with immediate needs for those affected, such as providing evacuees with shelter, food and water.

There is a bulletin board  outside the Emergency Operation Centre at CNC, where people have been posting notes about  available housing, support for  livestock etc.

Some sites in Prince George are  opening their doors to evacuees,  free of charge.

  • The YMCA in Prince George has opened its doors  to evacuees, would like to shower , rest in a safe space or take part in a drop-in program like basketball, fitness classes or the children’s rec room.   evacuees  simply need to  visit the YMCA with identification that includes a photo and their home address.
  • Exploration Place is offering free admission to evacuee families,  they simply need to  show  a wristband,  or  evacuation registration.
  • The Railway and Forestry Museum will be open  for a special event on Wednesday  from 11 till 3.  No admission  fee for those who have an evacuation registration  form.



donate to the redcross!!! Google redcross fraud coruptions. Also i remember my DAD saying during 2nd world war the redcross never helped the fighting soldiers or families back home. The salvation army was always there to help out which they were very grateful.

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