For those wishing and able to help, consider donating to:
- PWRDF B.C. Flood Emergency Response, with the allocation of funds to be determined when the mid and long range needs are better known; and,
- Sorrento Centre (or 250-675-2421), who have housed many of the evacuees from Merritt and the surrounding area.
On Sunday, November 21 at 5:30pm Eastern (2:30pm Pacific), Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls and National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Mark MacDonald host A Vigil for British Columbia. The vigil, an online national prayer service, seeks to lift up those impacted by the devastating floods experienced recently in the province. Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon released a joint statement earlier in the week, noting that many “are still living in urgent situations following the extreme rainfall these past few days, stranded, evacuated from their homes, living without power”.
Archbishop Mark MacDonald has also written, “People are stranded and cut off from food, [medication] and emergency services. This is a catastrophe for communities, including the folks from Lytton [British Columbia], that have suffered so much in the past year. Our Indigenous Anglican churches are severely threatened. People are terrified. Please pray.”
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