The Canadian Red Cross encourages people evacuated from their primary homes in B.C. to register online, on the phone or at in-person locations

More than $5.8 million already disbursed to eligible households

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with community leadership and all levels of government to support the immediate and emerging needs of the people impacted by the floods and extreme weather in British Columbia.
 
Thanks to the Province of British Columbia and the generosity of Canadians, to date, the Red Cross has disbursed more than $5.8 million to eligible households affected by the B.C. floods and extreme weather.
 
The Canadian Red Cross is providing one-time financial assistance to people evacuated from their primary homes due to the flooding and extreme weather event that occurred across the province from November 14 to 16.
 
The Red Cross encourages people evacuated from their primary homes in B.C. to register in one of three ways:

  • Through the online portal at www.redcross.ca
  • Over the phone at 1-800-863-6582 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST
  • In-person at one of the locations listed online at www.redcross.ca

People who have already registered with British Columbia Emergency Support Services (ESS), or are staying with family and friends, are also encouraged to register with Red Cross. Registration with Red Cross ensures people can be contacted while away from home, as well as be reached with information on further services and assistance that may become available to them during this time of need.

Canadians wishing to make a donation to the British Columbia Flooding and Extreme Weather Appeal can do so online at www.redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111, or by texting BCFLOODS to 30333.

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will match all donations made by individuals and corporations between November 17 and December 26, 2021. This means that every $1 donated will become $3 to support those affected by the floods and extreme weather.

For online resources on disaster recovery and coping with a crisis, please visit www.redcross.ca.

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“The Canadian Red Cross is able to provide this immediate assistance thanks to the generous support of Canadians helping people impacted by these devasting floods. We also understand that the road to recovery will be long for many of the people affected, and we are committed to supporting them as they recover from this disaster.”
- Pat Quealey, vice-president, British Columbia and Yukon, Canadian Red Cross

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 CONTACT
B.C. Media Line: 1-604-709-6747