Federal government is waiving normal Employment Insurance (EI) rules for British Columbians left jobless by extreme flooding.
HOPE RECOVERY OPERATIONS
The Hope Food Bank is handling distribution for those directly affected by the flooding. For more information, please contact Hope Community Services at (604) 869-2466.
Food and supplies have been, and will continue to be diverted to our regional small communities and First Nations to assist with their needs. This is being coordinated through the Fraser Valley Regional District.
The District of Hope will provide further updates as they become available. Due to current Internet limitations, if you need further information, please call us on (604) 869-5671 or come to our front desk.
YARROW EMERGENCY SERVICES
Flood Relief Community Care Centre, 42228 Yarrow Central Rd, Open 9am – 5 pm. Request financial assistance, volunteer workers and counselling. Contact 778-860-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria’s Food Hub, 41620 #3 Rd, Open 24/7. Hampers, hot meals and coffee available for pickup
Mennonite Brethren Church, 41995 Yarrow Central Rd, Open 9 am-5 pm. Hot or frozen meals available for pickup
The SPCA will be assisting with animal-related aid. For emergency boarding please call 1-855-622-7722.
The SPCA will have supplies for pets coming to the branch at 6797 Hopedale Road between 10 am and 4 pm.
If you find a stray dog please contact the FVRD care center at 1-844-495-CARE *please note that their response times may be delayed due to strained resources. If you’re able: please keep the dog contained and safe, and post to social media groups to help reunite until AC is able to attend.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
BC Crisis Line – 24/7 distress phone lines and online chat services between 12pm and 1am. You call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
Fraser Health Crisis Line
604-951-8855 – 1-877-820-7444
KUU-US Indigenous Crisis Line 1-800-588-8717 (toll free, 24/7 support available)
Kids Help Phone Text CONNECT to 686868
BC Virtual Mental Health Supports
CMHA BC coping through a natural disaster emergency
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Chilliwack City Life Church
City Life Church is looking for volunteers for this week’s meal services for those who are still displaced from their homes. Volunteers will need to help with peeling vegetables, clearing tables, cooking, cleaning, etc. If you are able to volunteer please call City Life Church at 604-792-0694 to sign up. They are located at 46641 Chilliwack Central Road.
Yarrow Flood Relief Community Care Centre
The community of Yarrow has established a Flood Relief Community Care Centre. They are looking for volunteers, food assistance, financial donations, housing assistance, and teams of people willing to help with cleanup. If you are able to volunteer please call Yarrow Alliance Church at 778-860-7500. They are located at 42228 Yarrow Central Road.
Clothing donations welcomed at MCC store, 42232 Yarrow Central
Food donations welcomed at Victoria’s Food Hub, [41620 #3 Rd, Open 24/7]
Please contact Sarah Honey with requests for information or interviews.