People impacted by fires in British Columbia are encouraged to register with the Canadian Red Cross

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People impacted by fires in British Columbia are encouraged to
register with the Canadian Red Cross

August 22, 2023

Registration with Red Cross ensures people can be notified as services may become available

The Canadian Red Cross is encouraging people who are impacted by fires in British Columbia to register with Red Cross online or by calling 1-800-863-6582 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, seven days a week.

Registration with the Red Cross ensures people can be contacted while away from home and can be reached with information on Red Cross services and assistance that may become available.  Registering also helps to understand needs and impacts of people during this challenging time.

The Red Cross continues to work closely with community leadership and all levels of government to help people impacted as quickly as possible and to provide humanitarian assistance for needs as they arise.

The Red Cross provides assistance upon request and is currently working in support of the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, in partnership with the Regional District of Central Okanagan to provide emergency lodging for people at Prospera Place in the City of Kelowna.

Those wishing to help are encouraged to make a donation to the 2023 British Columbia Fires Appeal online at redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111.

Donations to the Canadian Red Cross will be used for immediate and ongoing relief, recovery and resilience efforts in response to the fires in British Columbia. Donations may also support communities assisting those impacted, as well as preparedness and risk reduction for future all-hazard disaster events within British Columbia.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
@RedCrossCanada | facebook.com/CanadianRedCross | redcross.ca/blog
Red Cross donor inquiries: WeCare@redcross.ca or 1-800-418-1111

About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
B.C. Media Line: 604-709-6747

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