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

Penticton Alliance Church, 197 Brandon Ave., Penticton
Tuesday, January 29: 1 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday, January 30: 9 am to 5 pm

Fort St. James United Church, 222-2nd Avenue West, Fort St. James
Tuesday, February 12: 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, February 13: 10:30 am to 7 pm
Thursday, February 14: 9 am to 5 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.