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The kindness of strangers

Four days before the evacuation order was issued for the town of Williams Lake, Danny and Leeyann Allan made the decision to leave their home and head up to Prince George. They shared with us about some of the kindness they found along the way. 

Woody from Williams Lake says thank you

By all appearances, Klaus Winkelmann fits right in with the community of Williams Lake – a small city in British Columbia’s interior built on ranching and forestry and known for its stampede rodeo each Canada Day long weekend.

Back to business in Williams Lake

When Brad Tippe heard about small business assistance available from the Canadian Red Cross, he was quick to apply.

It’s been a summer unlike any other for the resident of Williams Lake, B.C. Not only did he have to pack up with his family and leave his home when wildfires drew close in July, but he also had to lock up his business.
 

Telus employees on helping to welcome home residents after BC fires

When Telus employee Nerissa Muxlow was asked to describe her experience volunteering at the Resiliency Centre in Williams Lake, B.C., she only had one word.
“Amazing.”

Glad to be home, glad to be safe

Even as they waited to hear if they could return home, BC wildfire evacuees Diane and Everett Lightfoot remained optimistic.

BC communities in the last mile: No community or individual is too far

Last week, I accompanied the Canadian Red Cross outreach team as they were visiting First Nation communities affected by the BC Wildfires and was reminded that no community or individual is too far to be reached. 

BC firefighting couple saves their home

Local firefighters Lara and Tristan had just moved to the area before their wedding this Saturday. When the fires literally hit them close to home they got to work. 

BC Wildfires: Volunteering on the front line

Red Cross volunteer Jack McCaskill recently helped respond to the wildfires in British Columbia. He took a moment to share his experiences as a front line volunteer, responding to a disaster. 

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