British Columbia Division

Salvation Army Emergency Response Teams Respond in the Midst of BC Wildfires.


EDS Moore OK Tornado_Cindy Fuller hugging_bwWith the province of British Columbia declaring a State of Emergency due to multiple fires in the central region, Salvation Army Emergency Response Units and crews remain on scene in several locations providing food, hydration and emotional and spiritual support to First Responders and Evacuees.

The Team in Williams Lake provided 750 meals Saturday with an additional 1000 on Sunday. The Team in Prince George partnered with local restaurants and provided in excess of 450 meals and thousands of evacuees continue to enter the city. In Kamloops our Team met and greeted an estimated 3500 evacuees from Cache Creek, supplying hydration and emotional support and in Kelowna, our Team is providing Reception Centre support to evacuees from a large apt. fire. 

John McEwan, Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director for British Columbia says, " It is our mission to offer hope and practical support in the midst of challenging circumstances. Thank you to all who partner with us to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of people." 

Individuals wishing to support Salvation Army BC wildfire relief efforts, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at


For more information please contact Deborah Lowell at 604 340 6324

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