On December 3rd, United Way delivered 40 hampers to the residents of Boston Flats – one of the many communities affected by this year’s wildfire devastation in British Columbia. With more than 45 homes lost this past July, the Boston Flats community suffered the greatest physical damage.
Stollery Foundation, donors from Fort McMurray, and United Way TNC all came together to realize these special Christmas hampers and spread joy throughout this resilient community. The hampers included chocolates, Christmas mugs, and gift cards from retailers. Volunteers from KGHM joined in on the holiday cheer and helped fill the hampers. In classic United Way fashion, this is an example of us bringing together the power of many in order to help more.
Danalee Baker, Executive Director of United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo recounts, “We wanted to find a way to make Christmas for the residents of Boston Flats a bit merrier and the Stollery Foundation and generous Fort McMurray donors were able to make that happen. It means the world to them to know others are thinking of them at this time.”
United Ways across BC have raised more than $170,000 to support the recovery and rebuild of those affected by this year’s wildfire crisis. This national initiative will ensure that the immediate needs of families are met, and that there are long-term supports in place throughout the recovery process.