On September 16th, 2017 CIBC partnered with United Way to support a family affected by the summer’s wildfires. Tara is a young mother living on the Ashcroft Indian Reserve in British Columbia. The entire community was devastated by this year’s wildfire crisis, with numerous homes burnt to the ground – one of those homes was Tara and her family’s. This was not the first time tragedy struck this family; Tara has also battled cancer.
When United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo heard about this family’s struggle we knew we had to step in. We reached out to our CIBC partners and put a call out for household items, toys, clothes, furniture – you name it. Kamloops CIBC branches banded together and began collecting items to share with the young family. The incredible team filled up an entire rental truck and drove out to Tara’s mother’s house where they are currently residing. Thank you to our heroes at CIBC for making a lasting difference and giving us hope for a brighter future.
Together, we can help rebuild. Please donate to the United for BC Wildfires fund. Are you looking to get involved this holiday season? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 250.372.9933!
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