United for BC Wildfire Recovery: Together, We Will Rebuild.

As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way has been working collaboratively with Emergency Operation Centres and the Canadian Red Cross to assess the needs of the evacuees affected by the devastation. Now, we are looking toward the long road to recovery that lays ahead.

Following the immediate emergency response, as the fires die down and families prepare to return to their communities, there will be long term recovery needs. We know that families, individuals and communities will all have unique, varying degrees of needs that must be met. For some affected communities, the needs may be as great as requiring funding permanent housing, food assistance and trauma and mental health supports. In order to help the social infrastructure in affected regions, United Ways across BC have partnered to create the United for BC Wildfire Recovery Campaign. 

How you can help

Funds raised through “United for BC Wildfires” will be invested where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact in British Columbia - supporting both short-term recovery and long-term rebuilding efforts. To donate, visit www.unitedforbcwildfires.ca

Sign up to volunteer
United Ways are currently building a database of volunteers to mobilize once recovery and rebuilding efforts are underway. To sign up, click here

Get information at bc211.ca
Anyone impacted by the wildfires can visit bc211.ca. The BC Wildfires info page will connect you to critical supports that will help over the short and longer term.

United Way is bringing together the power of many to help those affected by the 2017 BC Wildfires. Together, we will rebuild. 



Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:45am