Red Cross looking for public support

Red Cross looking for public support

Organization seeks aid to help victims of this year's wildfires

  • Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 a.m.

The Canadian Red Cross is looking for aid in helping people affected by the wildfires burning across B.C., now and in the coming weeks and months.

The group is launching an appeal for donations to put toward the project while it works with the provincial government, local authorities and First Nations leadership on a plan to help wildfire victims going forward this year.

“More than 3,000 people have already been evacuated from their homes this summer and there continues to be more than 560 wildfires burning across the province,” said Kimberley Nemrava, Canadian Red Cross Vice-President for British Columbia and Yukon, in a statement.

“With the donations from generous Canadians, the Red Cross will help ensure people are cared for now and as they start their recovery.”

Anyone looking to make a financial donation to help those affected by the BC fires can do so online at www.redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111, or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office.

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