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October 27, 2017 4:25 pm

‘Cariboo Communities Unable to Accept Donations of Goods’ – CRD

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

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.



What’s with all the people on social media fund raising for equipment for fire fighters? They are claiming fire fighters are running out of food, water and even toilet paper and tooth brushes. One person even claimed one fire fighter was in need of a mattress because he was deployed to the fire so fast he didn’t have time to grab his. This person was asking for money to buy the guy a mattress from Canadian Tire. There was another person that had a Go Fund Me campaign for 50k to buy supplies for fire fighters. It was posted on a number of FB pages but was removed from them when people started questioning her about it. The Go Fund Me campaign has since been deleted by GoFundMe.com.

    It sounds like fraudsters are trying to take advantage of the fires.

Donate it to the postmen

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