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Salvation Army launches appeal to support response to B.C. wildfires

Published on July 11, 2017

The Salvation Army has launched a national appeal for funds to aid with its efforts to assist first responders and victims of the wildfires in British Columbia's interior.

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Emergency response teams with the Salvation Army are stepping up to assist first responders and victims of the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia’s interior.

More than 14,000 people in the region have already been evacuated due to the raging fires.

In Williams Lake, a Salvation Army response team provided 1,750 meals over the weekend. Another team in Prince George, which has been flooded with thousands of evacuees, partnered with local restaurants to distribute over 450 meals.

In Kamloops, a Salvation Army team assisted an estimated 3,500 evacuees from Cache Creek, supplying hydration and emotional support.

A national appeal has been launched encouraging the public to contribute financially to the Salvation Army’s efforts.  

Donations can be made online at SalvationArmy.ca/bcfires or by calling: 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  

"It is our mission to offer hope and practical support in the midst of challenging circumstances," Perron Goodyear, territorial emergency disaster services director for the Salvation Army said in a news release.

"We are grateful for all who partner with us to make a difference in communities across the country and in the lives of people impacted by disaster."