Red Cross continues to support flood-affected

While the Flood Recovery Centre in Terrace will close on Friday, June 29, flood-affected residents across northwest B.C. can still access Canadian Red Cross recovery services by calling 1-800-278-7177. Clients who have already had a needs assessment conducted or accessed Red Cross services can also follow up on their case by calling this number.

Canadian Red Cross staff and volunteers have been on the ground in Terrace since the middle of June, ensuring that the basic needs of those affected by flooding are being met. The Red Cross has assisted over 160 local clients, conducting in-depth needs assessments and providing them with RONA clean-up kits, plush toys for affected children, and vouchers for food, clothing, and water. In a limited number of cases the Red Cross has also supported families forced out of their homes by flooding with short-term housing. In addition to assisting clients at the Flood Recovery Centre, Red Cross volunteers traveled to local communities that were hardest hit by the flooding in order to offer services and support.

?Red Cross volunteers and staff have worked very hard to ensure that people in the Terrace area who have been impacted by flooding have access to the essential services that they need,? said Tim Alexander, Emergency Response Team Leader. ?But we know that it will take weeks, possibly even months, for families to fully recover. We want to assure these people that they can still access Red Cross help and support by calling 1-800-278-7177.?

These flood recovery efforts were made possible by Canadian Red Cross funds and the generous support of donors.

Financial donations to assist those affected by flooding in northwest BC can be made:

·By calling the Canadian Red Cross 24hr toll-free donation line at 1-800-418-1111

·Online at www.redcross.ca (choose ?Western Canada Floods and Severe Weather? from the drop-down menu)

·By mailing a cheque or money order to the Canadian Red Cross, 1399 Sixth Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 5L6. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross and earmarked ?Western Canada Floods & Severe Weather?.