Together, let's help BC Recover
Recent floods and mudslides have been absolutely devastating for our province. With so many people and communities facing a long journey back to recovery, we can all do our part to help. BCAA has donated $100,000 to help support BC's flood relief and recovery efforts in impacted communities, and we invite you to join us in offering support.
How you can help
If you're looking to help, here are a few trusted organizations offering province-wide support:
Canadian Red Cross 2021 British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal
The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will match all donations made to the Canadian Red Cross 2021 BC Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal. This means every $1 donated will become $3 until December 26, 2021.
Donations raised will enable the Canadian Red Cross to carry out immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region at the individual and community levels.
Food Banks BC
Food Banks BC is the provincial association of food banks, supporting 102 food banks and hunger relief agencies in communities throughout BC. Food banks across the province have been deeply impacted by the recent devastation caused by the floods.
Financial donations help to ensure that food banks are able to purchase the supplies and resources required to support BC's communities in need.
United Way United for BC Flood Response Fund
United Way’s United for BC Flood Response Fund addresses important relief and recovery efforts throughout BC. With their connections to community partners throughout the province, the United Way can respond quickly to the community’s needs as they arise.
The United for BC Flood Response Fund supports British Columbians who are displaced or have lost housing, belongings and/or employment, suffered physical or mental health trauma, as well as urgent needs. This includes basic needs assistance, food security, mental health support, legal services to low-income families, social connection and grants for recovery and rebuilding.
BC SPCA Emergency Flood Relief
The BC SPCA is offering free emergency animal boarding for pet owners impacted by the flooding. They are also distributing crates, pet food, leashes, collars and other supplies at Emergency Support Services Reception Centres. By donating directly to their Emergency Flood Relief efforts, you can support the BC SPCA in continuing to provide these services to evacuated residents and their furry friends.
Local Groups and Charities
You can also connect with recognized and registered charities in your community for ways to support local efforts.
Learn more about how to donate safely at the Emergency Info BC, How to Help page.