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BC Liquor Stores chipping in for fire relief

BC Liquor Stores are now accepting donations to provide for those displaced by the fires near Rock Creek and Oliver.

Residents displaced from their homes due to the fires near Rock Creek and Oliver are going to receive support from a partnership between BC Liquor Stores and Red Cross.

Customers can now support Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the fires by donating in stores throughout the province.

The relief efforts include providing evacuees with immediate needs such as blankets, food and water as well as reuniting residents with family members and assisting in long-term needs like replacing equipment for work and helping with rent.

Starting Aug. 19 customers can make donations of $2 or $5, or multiples thereof, at checkouts in the 196 BC LIquor Stores across the province.

“This is a tremendously stressful and difficult time for those impacted by the wildfires in the Southern Interior. Recovering from a  disaster is usually a long and expensive journey, so we are very thankful for the support of the BC Liquor Districbution Branch and all its stores and customers who help their neighbours when they’re hit by a disaster,” said Kimberley Nemrava, Red Cross provincial director for B.C. and Yukon.

Since the fires ignited in Rock Creek on Aug. 14, hundreds of people in Rock Creek and Oliver have been evacuated with more than 30 homes destroyed.

 

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