Boundary flood recovery fundraising underway
Many individuals and groups are offering their support to residents affected by floods in the Boundary region.
Anyone who wishes to contribute to the 2018 flood recovery effort in the Boundary region can contribute in the following ways:
- Grand Forks Credit Union (GFCU) – Grand Forks & Boundary Flood, a GoFundMe campaign to support residents and local organisations involved in recovery. All funds raised will be given to the local organizations that are right here on the ground providing flood relief to the displaced community and its residents. To donate through GFCU please visit https://www.gofundme.com/grand-forks-amp-boundary-flood
- Grand Forks Credit Union has also set up a fund within their Grand Forks branch to deliver support to small business recovery specifically. Visit the local Grand Forks Credit Union for more details.
- CannaFest – Grand Forks BC Flood Relief, a GoFundMe campaign which will be used for residents displaced by the floods in Grand Forks and the immediate surrounding region. Priority will be given to people who are not able to be in their primary residence at this time and who are experiencing hardships as a result of the recent flood. An application is available on the GoFundMe website. To donate through Cannafest visit https://www.gofundme.com/pgfqd-grand-forks-bc-flood-relief
- The Canadian Red Cross continues to be an integral part of the emergency disaster relief effort in the Boundary region. To help people impacted by the recent devastating flooding British Columbians can donate directly to the Canadian Red Cross online and the Province of BC will match all contributions up to a total of $20 million. To donate to the Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.ca/
The two GoFundMe sites have been developed by groups of community leaders, with the support of Community Futures Boundary, and will help manage disbursement of the donated funds.