Over 6,000 Canadians living in British Columbia remain displaced from their homes as over 200 wildfires swept the province at the height of the crisis in July 2017. Charities are working to assist evacuees.
6,000PEOPLE EVACUATED AS OF AUGUST 3RD
JULY 8TH, 2017PROVINCIAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED
220ACTIVE WILDFIRES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AS OF JULY 10
As of August 3rd, over 6,000 Canadians living in British Columbia remain displaced after being forced from their homes due to ongoing wildfires. On July 7th, a state of emergency was declared within the province of British Columbia as 138 new fires were sparked that same day. Lightning has been attributed as the cause of the wildfires which have been fueled by dry conditions and strong winds only making the situation worse.
Below is a list of Canadian charities raising funds to assist with relief efforts.
Click on the charity and then click DONATE to learn more about the charity’s relief efforts and to donate. To filter charities by the scope of their charitable work in regards to the ongoing crisis, click on the category buttons below. Here is how each category is defined:
Directly providing relief: This category is intended for charities that have teams on the ground or working with teams on the ground to help individuals in British Columbia and surrounding areas by directly providing aid.
Assisting in long term rebuilding efforts: This category is intended for charities who are planning and/or working to help people living in British Columbia over the long-term.
Supporting fundraising efforts: This category is intended for charities that are helping to fundraise on behalf of charities on the ground.
2017 is now the worst year on record in terms of hectares burned B.C. has extended a state of emergency until Sept. 1 as wildfires continue to burn throughout the province. This is the third extension issued since the state of emergency was originally declared on July 7, with previous extensions on July 19 and Aug. 4. The state of emergency, which applies to the whole province, ensures
The expansion of orders include areas to the west of Quesnel and southwest of Clinton August 2, 2017 The two largest wildfires raging in B.C.’s Interior forced two new evacuation orders on Wednesday afternoon. The evacuation order prompted by the Elephant Hill fire — which is now over 80,000 hectares — has expanded to include an area to the southwest of Clinton, which is already
B.C. is in a state of emergency as a wave of fires have driven thousands from their homes. Here’s what you need to know: The basics Crews across British Columbia are battling scores of fires across the province. Campfires are banned across the entire province. About 220 fires are burning, and more than 400 square kilometres of land has been scorched. More than 14,000 people have been forced