UPDATED: NOVEMBER 30, 2021
In response to enquiries we are receiving on how people can best support those who have been impacted by the flooding in The Fraser Valley, we have compiled the following resources list and we will update it as we receive more information.
For community emergency response updates in The Fraser Valley, please visit the following pages:
HARRISON RIVER VALLEY
HOPE, CASCADES & CANYONS
EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICE
Emergency Support Services (ESS) provides short-term basic support to people impacted by disasters.
The program is financed by Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and administered by Indigenous communities and local governments.
Supports for businesses impacted by disasters are available from the federal and provincial governments, community organizations and the private sector.
The Emergency Preparedness page on Destination BC’s corporate website is a repository of official, reputable sources of information that we use to prepare and respond to emergencies, including those from the Canada Border Services Agency, PreparedBC, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and more.
Small Business BC has compiled a number of resources available to business owners to help manage the day-to-day situation, as well as plan for the rebuild.
BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) Resources for Individuals, Businesses and Communities
BCEDA Resources for Flood Impacted Individuals & Businesses (live document)
BCEDA Local Economic Recovery and Restart Toolkit
HOW YOU CAN HELP
A number of private organizations have chosen to accept donations but as of November 18th, 2021, the Flood Evacuation Reception Centre at Tradex and Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre are not currently accepting any donations. When a central donation reception centre becomes available, we will update this page. Please consider donating cash or gift cards to one of the organizations listed on one of the specific community pages above.
For a comprehensive spreadsheet of resources to assist flood victims & provide information to volunteers who want to help out, check out the Facebook page for Fraser Valley Flood Help. You can see an updated shared google doc with activities here.
The following stakeholders are currently donating portions of their sales to organizations that will support effected residents:
For every jar of Cranberry Jam sold, Cranberries Naturally will donate $2 to help our farmers rebuild their lives.
Central Park Farms
Central Park Farms has set up a fundraising page on their website where you can donate directly to farmers effected by the flooding. Central Park Farms will cover the 3% credit card processing fee on their end so 100% of the funds donated will go directly to help. Anyone who donates will be added to an email where we’ll send proof of purchase for supplies bought to help our farming community.
Mangia e Scappa
Mangia e Scappa will be closed from November 17-30th for filming. When they reopen, they will be donating 100% of their coffee sales to help those in need.
The BOG Riverside Cranberry Farm
The BOG will be starting a relief fund for the flood disaster victims in our local area (Abbotsford & Chilliwack). For every online order of $10, $1 will be donated to those in need. This is just one small way to offer support for those on the long road of rebuilding what’s been lost.