Canada How you can help those affected by B.C. wildfires

22:06  11 july  2017
22:06  11 july  2017 Source:   Maclean's

Fires hit B.C. lumber mills, get close to Kinder pipeline

  Fires hit B.C. lumber mills, get close to Kinder pipeline Fires hit B.C. lumber mills, get close to Kinder pipelineThe wildfires in British Columbia have forced lumber mills to shut and were edging closer to a Kinder Morgan Inc. oil pipeline.

News1130 tells you where your donations will make a difference as B . C . fights massive wildfires .

Updated: July 10, 2017 9:34 am. B . C . wildfires 2017: How you can help . The Red Cross has opened up its donations page for those wanting to donate to anyone affected by the wildfires .

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As thousands of people are displaced by raging wildfires across British Columbia, many companies and organizations are stepping up to do their part.

Here’s a list of different ways you can help those who are displaced or affected.

Canadian Red Cross

The Red Cross is currently supporting the province in providing help to those living in areas impacted by the wildfires.

You can make a financial donation here, which will be used to provide essentials like cots, blankets, services, financial assistance for food and more.

“Your donation may also help re-entry and go towards more long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness.”

Manitoba sending firefighters to help battle B.C. wildfires

  Manitoba sending firefighters to help battle B.C. wildfires More than a dozen trained Manitoba firefighters are heading west to battle the wildfires ripping through B.C.'s central and southern interior. The province announced the plan Tuesday, after roughly 14,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes in Williams Lake, Cache Creek, Alexis Creek, the Kleena Kleene region and West Fraser. A team of 13 firefighters is heading west with 50 pumps. An air-attack officer is heading to the Northwest Territories to help with firefighting efforts in that area. The team is expected to leave Manitoba later this week. They will join about 300 firefighters and support staff from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick, who were expected to start arriving Monday to help relieve the pressure on roughly 1,000 B.C. firefighters battling the blazes. There are more than 230 active wildfires being fought as of Tuesday.

So here are five ideas for how you can easily support the victims of the B . C . wildfires "These funds will help with immediate needs for those affected , such as providing evacuees with shelter, food and water."

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As thousands of people are displaced by raging wildfires across British Columbia, many companies and organizations are stepping up to do their part. Here’s a list of different ways you can help those who are displaced or affected .

If you are a Rogers customer and would like to pitch in, you can always do so by texting FIRES to 4-5-6-7-8 to make a 10 dollar donation.

BC Liquor Stores

You can make an in-store donation at any BC Liquor store. Funds are being collected for BC Fires Red Cross relief efforts, and will go directly to the Red Cross.

“Show your support by making a donation of $2 or $5—or multiples thereof at any BC Liquor Store. Every dollar counts.”

BC SPCA

The BC SPCA has been forced to relocate at least 40 animals from shelters near active wildfires.

You can help by donating online – they’re not looking for any physical donations just yet.

“We are also doing what we can to aid local organizations and emergency response on the ground to ensure any other animals that need help will get it!”

How just one of the B.C. wildfires compares to several Canadian cities

  How just one of the B.C. wildfires compares to several Canadian cities Here’s what one of the largest of the dozens of wildfires in B.C. looks like when superimposed over Canada’s biggest citiesWhen the Fort McMurray fire started to spread, Maclean’stracked it’s growth and superimposed the fire pattern on other Canadian cities to put it’s size in perspective. So for the current British Columbia wildfires, we’ve taken a similar approach.

Visit CTVNews.ca to learn how to donate to the B . C . wildfire response efforts. For example, a Facebook group once dedicated to helping those impacted by last year’s Fort McMurray wildfire has been converted to address the fires raging in British Columbia.

Help support people impacted by wild fires across British Columbia: https Nemrava also noted that British Columbians affected by the fires will need support long after the last flames have been contained. 10,000 evacuees and counting: How B . C .'s wildfire fight took a turn for the worse.

Salvation Army

Emergency response units are at several locations handing out food, water and various types of support to all those affected by wildfires.

“It is our mission to offer hope and practical support in the midst of challenging circumstances,” says the Salvation Army’s John McEwan, who is the Emergency Disaster Services Director for British Columbia.

You can make a donation here.

At least 41 homes in Cariboo destroyed by wildfires .
At least 41 homes in Cariboo destroyed by wildfires At least 41 Cariboo homes have been destroyed by the wildfires burning through the region.Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond says district staff are going into areas hit by fires to assess damages whenever it's safe.He says the current number of homes lost only reflects what they have been able to find so far."As we go into areas, we don't know what to expect," he said. "I believe it's quite likely the number will still go up.

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