Starting in 2021, United Way BC has been working with communities and individuals impacted by the BC wildfires in their recovery efforts.
Your donations helps us support a variety of programs and essential supports that are critical to BC residents as they recover emotionally and physically from the devastation of wildfires within our local communities. Funds go towards addressing important needs like food assistance, trauma, and mental health support.
The United for BC Wildfire Recovery Fund is now accepting applications to support agencies helping with immediate and ongoing relief efforts and long-term recovery in British Columbia and impacted regions, including consequential events related to the wildfires.
We encourage organizations helping with wildfire relief to apply. The application is short and designed to be low barrier.
If you are an individual in need of assistance, please visit BC WildFires | 211 British Columbia.
Please note: Applications for the United for BC Wildfire Recovery Fund close 10 AM October 3, 2023.
For more information about this fund and the grant portal registration process, please contact Jenny Louie, Granting Specialist, at email@example.com.
United Way British Columbia has evolved over the years, embracing an expanded role that tackles critical social issues at the local level. Increasingly this has included responding to urgent events like wildfires.
We have seen an increasing number of wildfires each year, affecting communities in devastating ways. Statistically speaking, 2023 is the worst wildfire season on record. Please see below to read stories of how we’re helping.
Our assistance doesn’t stop when the immediate crisis ends. We are committed to the well-being of our communities and work alongside those affected through recovery to help create long-term sustainability. Through our programs like Hi Neighbour and 211 British Columbia, we can respond quickly and work with community leaders and partners to meet needs.
To learn more about our impact since 2021 please read the below reports: