More than 10,000 British Columbians have been forced out of their homes by wildfires across our province. A lot of these people didn’t have time to pack so much as an overnight bag. Below are some info and donation details on what you can do to help.
Latest Wildfire Info
B.C. Wildfire Service and Drive BC both have information lines set up with all the latest information:
For B.C. wildfire info call 1-888-336-7378
For B.C. highway conditions call 1-800-550-4997
To report wildfires call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555.
How You Can Help
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations. You can text FIRES to 45678 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal.
The money will go towards providing financial assistance, cots, blankets, and family reunification services. Going forward, money will also be put towards helping people get back into their communities once it’s safe to return.
BC SPCA Emergency Appeal
BC’s wildfires are encroaching on three BC SPCA shelter locations, and may affect more. So far, we have moved 42 animals to safer shelters. Visit SPCA to donate and get help to animals that are affected by the wildfires.