Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

The Vancouver Foundation has announced that it is committing $ 2 million to help Fraser Valley and the interior of BC cope with the recent extreme weather.  (Vancouver Foundation Facebook photo)

The Vancouver Foundation has announced that it is committing $ 2 million to help Fraser Valley and the interior of BC cope with the recent extreme weather. (Vancouver Foundation Facebook photo)

The Vancouver Foundation commits $ 2 million to flood relief in Fraser Valley and Interior

$ 1 million to the Canadian Red Cross, $ 1 million in grants to local on-site organizations

The Vancouver Foundation announced earlier this week that it has committed $ 2 million in flood relief efforts to Fraser Valley and Interior.

A $ 1 million payout will go to the Canadian Red Cross to help people in and around areas affected by recent floods. These funds will provide a vital lifeline to these communities at a critical time and strengthen the Red Cross in their efforts to help these areas recover and rebuild.

The remaining $ 1 million will be activated in the coming days through flexible, unlimited operating grants to local organizations working on the ground in BC’s Fraser Valley and Interior. This funding will provide targeted support to groups that serve those who experience the greatest vulnerability, such as migrant workers and land-based indigenous nations in these regions. These one-time grants will flow to approximately 20 local organizations through a community-informed process that is now underway.

“I am proud that we were able to play such a significant role in supporting our province through COVID since the start of the pandemic that we can be here when communities need us in the face of extreme weather in today, “said Kevin McCort, president and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation.

The Vancouver Foundation is a community founding organization and over the course of its existence has donated more than $ 1 billion to community projects and programs.

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