Registered Name: Mennonite Disaster Service Canada Inc.

Business Number: 893888263RR0001

British Columbia Wildfires

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

Crisis Overview: As of July 10th, 2017, 10,000 residents in British Columbia have been forced from their homes as 220 wildfires sweep the province. On July 7th, a state of emergency was declared within the province of British Columbia as 138 new fires were sparked that same day. Lighting has been attributed as the cause of the wildfires which have been fueled by dry conditions and strong winds only making the situation worse.