The Canadian Red Cross is on the ground in British Columbia working to help families displaced by the forest fires. Jason Small from the Red Cross says they are working with government to support people who have been forced to leave their homes. He says a major part of that is they’re working with the government of BC which has generously provided a 100 million dollar fund and through that fund they are providing electronic fund transfers to each household for people who have been forced to leave their home. He says they’re also working to provide whatever assistance people who have been displaced require, shelter, food, blankets, cots and hygiene kits.
Small adds the best way to help out is by making a financial contribution online at www.redcross.ca or call 1-800-418-1111.