Ways to Help
Each of our denominations and the Canadian Red Cross are receiving donations to help those affected by the recent floods in British Columbia. Donations can be made online.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is now accepting donations towards an emergency response in British Columbia. The news of the destructive floods, especially after a particularly devastating fire season in the province, are moving Anglicans to reach out to offer support.
Since the floods began last week, PWRDF’s Humanitarian Relief Coordinator Naba Gurung has been monitoring the situation. Executive Director Will Postma has been in contact with the Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, who herself has reached out to the bishops in the Diocese of New Westminster and Kootenay, and leadership in the Territory of the People.
As with most in-Canada emergencies, the need for funds will grow in the weeks and months ahead as the flood waters recede and people begin the work of rebuilding, restoring and healing. “We know from past experience working in the region that the needs are great long after the urgent crisis is over,” says Gurung. PWRDF will continue conversations with the Dioceses and Territory as to how funds will be best used.
You can give to PWRDF’s B.C. Flood Emergency Response by clicking here, or going to pwrdf.org/give-today and clicking on B.C Flood. You may also donate by phone at 416-822-9083 or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and we will return your call, or mail your cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2. Please mark B.C. Flood in the memo line.
Massive floods and landslides have devastated parts of British Columbia, destroying roads and leaving several mountain towns isolated. Canadian Lutheran World Relief is responding. Click here to access the donation page.
Two United Churches are coordinating donations for flood relief:
Kamloops United Church is collecting funds for food and other supplies for victims that have been relocated to Kamloops. Their online donation page is here:
Select fund #5. General, and type ‘Flood relief’ in the notes.
Trinity Memorial United Church in Abbotsford is collecting funds to help communities with flood relief in Abbotsford and beyond. Their online donation page is:
Select Flood Relief for Abbotsford and beyond.
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross is working to get help to people in and around affected areas as quickly as possible and provide humanitarian assistance for new needs as they arise. Money raised will enable the Red Cross to carry out relief, recovery, resiliency, and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region at the individual and community levels. Click here to access the donation page.