B.C. remains under a state of emergency as 155 wildfires continue to burn across the province. Fifteen of those fires are threatening communities.
About 32,000 British Columbians have now been displaced as one of the worst wildfire seasons in B.C.’s history continues.
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.
Earth Options Pet Products by Pets First
Accepting donations on behalf of the Postmen Disaster Relief. We are offering our location as a hub for donations for BC Wildfire Evacuees. Located at #104, 19130 – 24th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3Z 3S9 and open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 9-2 Saturdays. Learn more…