93.7 JRfm sends our love to those affected by the wildfires
British Columbia is in a state of emergency as wildfires burn across the province, primarily in the central and southern interior. Over 14,000 Canadians living in British Columbia have been forced from their homes. We have compiled a list of ways you can help those affected by the BC Wildfires.
How To Donate
The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the province of British Columbia and local authorities in providing assistance to those affected by the wildfires.
Your donation will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, family reunification and financial assistance for food, clothing and personal needs. Beyond meeting immediate needs, your donation may also help re-entry and go towards more long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness.
You can text FIRES to 45678 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal. Or visit Red Cross to donate online.
The BC SPCA has been forced to relocate at least 40 animals from shelters near active wildfires. Visit SPCA to donate and get help to animals that are affected by the wildfires.
BC Liquor Stores
You can make an in-store donation at any BC Liquor store. $2 or $5 can be added to your order in every BC Liquor Store.
Local fundraising Events
The Cloverdale Rodeo is offering up their grounds & facilities for anyone with RV’s and trailers who fled the fires – as long as they need. Contact Info@CloverdaleRodeo.com for additional assistance. Details here.
Car Wash at Superstore at 2332 160 street in Surrey. Hosted by Brock & Justin. Saturday morning July 22nd , there will be a car wash by donation, we are accepting everything but perishables. NO DONATION TO SMALL! Also accepting feed for livestock, vet wrap, old halters, lead ropes you name it. We will be heading up Sunday July 23rd to deliver the supplies. Facebook event here.
August 10, a fundraiser at 12 Kings Pub on Kingsway in Vancouver. Hosted by 10 Craft Breweries. There will be a 50/50 & live music and a silent auction with prizes from breweries, JRFM prize pack, and 2 tickets to Whistler Beer Festival as a door prize. A portion of every beer sold will go to the Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund plus all money raised from ticket sales for the prizes.
BC 4X4 Disaster Relief Response Team is hosting a fundraiser on July 29 at 11am at Bear Creek Park. They are hoping to get donations & money to send to the victims of the fire.
BCCMA fire relief fundraiser Aug 17th at Gabbys Cabaret at 8PM. Taking donations of house hold items, food, blankets, etc. Minimum $10 donation at the door. Special performances throughout the night. Info here.
Get Lit to Unlight BC. A fundraiser at The Henry Public House on July 28th in support of the BC wildfires. Tickets are $20 – includes a burger, fries & an alcoholic beverage. As well as an entry for the door prize. All proceeds will be going to help those in need affected by the fires (including the animals!) through the Red Cross. There will be raffle draws, 50/50, door prizes and other fun games. Doors open at 7PM (We suggest arriving no later than 8:15PM as the Henry is a popular place and the lineup can get long) Additional drink tickets will be available for $5.00 at the door. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the event and tickets. Follow us on Facebook @getlittounlightbc
Don’t Start A Wildfire!
About half of the fires reported in the province this year have been caused by humans, despite campfire bans and steeper penalties. A significant number of fires are simply the result of carelessness – campfires not properly extinguished, cigarettes thrown from cars. Please be careful.