Thank you — we can’t say it enough! Because of your generosity, people struggling after these floods were able to receive direct relief in the form of in-kind donations, first aid, and evacuation support to ensure their safety.
United Way British Columbia: The organization launched its own relief fund in response to the flooding. Through its fund, it has provided emergency food aid, housing assistance, legal services, and mental health care to impacted and displaced families. The organization is also using funds to make grants to its local network of hyper-local organizations that are on the front lines of long-term recovery. More details can be foundhere.
Boys and Girls Club of Washington State: The organization stepped up to provide critical support to its local chapters in Whatcom County and Skagit County. Specifically, it helped repair and rebuild the chapter offices of Whatcom County that were damaged as well as fund funeral expenses for a staff member who lost a family member in the disaster. Funds for the chapter Skagit County supported families that required temporary hotel stays during mudslides to help avoid dangerous driving conditions. Financial assistance to impacted families also took the form of gas cards and grocery vouchers.
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