Organizations Collectively Step-up to Help British Columbia’s Flood Relief Efforts
AT THE SURREY BOARD OF TRADE – PRESS CONFERENCE:
The current BC floods and mudslides are the most devastating and most costly natural disaster Canada has ever experienced. Uniting to provide aid to those impacted is crucial at this time. Kirpa Collective, Tera Terra Helping Hands, Ik Sansar Foundation, and Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar are proud to come together to provide and distribute food and essentials throughout British Columbia.
Together we have been able to coordinate highway transport, boats, helicopters and planes to deliver supplies to both local and isolated stranded communities in desperate need. To date we’ve been able to provide 200,000 lbs of supplies distributed to affected areas throughout Southern BC including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Merritt, Kamloops, Lytton, Boston Bar, Nooaitch Band, Siska Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux, Nicomen Band, Coldwater Band, Chawathil First Nation, Princeton, Spences Bridge and more.
Since starting on November 16, we’ve been able to:
● Provide meals for evacuees, front line response teams, and the volunteers working
tirelessly day and night
● Fund emergency supplies immediately needed by evacuees, food banks, shelters, and
● Organize donated supplies to be transported all over Southern BC by road and air based
on requests from people impacted by the floods
● Mobilize volunteers for efforts like sandbagging, clean-up efforts, and transportation
We are constantly receiving requests from people who have lost everything due to the floods and from people who are stranded and cannot access food, water, or other basic necessities. Funds raised are also going towards equipment needed for sandbagging, clean-up, and fuel for trucks and planes transporting supplies.
People impacted by the floods will not be returning home anytime soon. The work is just beginning. Communities overcome by the floods and mudslides need us to rally behind them to get through this devastating time. We are grateful for the community coming together to donate money, supplies, and time for the greater good and hope you all continue to support us with the ongoing work.