2018 British Columbia Fires

Thanks to the generosity of Canadians and the Government of B.C., the Canadian Red Cross continues to provide assistance to individuals and communities impacted by the 2018 wildfires.

Support for Individuals and Families

Red Cross community outreach teams will continue to meet with individuals and families who were evacuated due to the 2018 wildfires and who are in need of assistance.  Through confidential one-on-one assessment Red Cross is able to provide referrals to support services and may be able to provide financial assistance for basic needs such as food, clothing, medical supplies, fridges, freezers and fuel to heat homes.

Community Outreach Locations

From November 13 to December 2, Red Cross outreach teams will be in the following locations:

FST United  Anglican Church 222 2nd Ave West, Fort St James
Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15: 9 am to 6 pm

410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel
Thursday, November 22: 10 am to 2 pm

Location TBA, Nazko
Friday, November 23: 3:30 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, November 24: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

South Cariboo Recreation Centre, 175B Airport Rd., 100 Mile House
Wednesday, November 28: 9 am to 5 pm

Days Inn, 600 Cranbrook St North, Cranbrook
Friday, November 30: 8 am to 6 pm

Location TBA, Corbin
Saturday, December 1: 10 am to 3 pm

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, 651 Highway 93, Invermere
Sunday, December 2: 10 am to 1 pm

Any individuals or families who were, or remain, evacuated due to the 2018 wildfires, and are in need of assistance with basic needs, are encouraged to meet with outreach teams during the times above. Please check this website regularly for updates as locations are added. Please remember to bring valid B.C. photo identification.
For more information, please call 1-800-863-6582, from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Additional Resources

Support for Community Gatherings

As people are returning to their homes and community, community events are an opportunity to bring people together to reduce feelings of isolation, to celebrate resiliency and promote healing and recovery, and to share important information about available recovery services and supports.

Learn more.

Reports for Donors

The following reports are available to view and download in PDF format.