Disaster Recovery

Following a disaster, United Way is there to help. We are involved in local disaster recovery in a variety of ways – from coordinating community response to ensuring the most vulnerable have the help that they need. In collaboration with a network of community partners and government agencies, we are poised to act quickly when disaster does strike and continue to work in the long-term investing in mental health and wellness support to build resilience in affected communities.

BC Wildfire Recovery

On July 18th, 2017 United Way launched “United for BC Wildfire Recovery” – a campaign to raise funds for important social needs like finding permanent housing, food assistance, trauma and mental health supports, and rebuilding social infrastructure to meet community needs once the fires die down and residents return home. To learn more about our recovery efforts, click here.

Flood Relief in Cache Creek

On May 23, 2015 Cache Creek, BC was hit with flash floods causing more than 40 residents to evacuate their homes. United Way partnered with the Village of Cache Creek to raise money for those affected by this devastating natural disaster. United Way matched donations up to a maximum of $10,000 and provided donors with a tax receipt. To learn more about our recovery efforts in Cache Creek, click here.