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October 27, 2017 4:22 pm

B.C. Residents Generous in Donating Cash and Time to Wildfire Relief

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

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.”


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