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Responding to BC Wildfires


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Responding to BC Wildfires

As more than 50,000 British Columbia and Northwest Territories residents flee for their lives from spreading wildfires, Canadians like you are reaching out to them through Samaritan’s Purse.

We have sent 14 disaster relief specialists to British Columbia to work with the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness to set up and operate a 400-bed evacuation facility for people in the Kelowna region.

Your prayers and support are critical during this time.

“We had about three minutes to escape when the fire jumped the lake and hit our street,” said Adrienne, a Kelowna evacuee. “We are safe, but don’t know if our home survived. Many have been lost. It’s heartbreaking, but we’re trying to stay hopeful.”

We have also set up and are operating an evacuation center in Kamloops for evacuated residents of that area.