BC Liquor Stores collect donations to aid residents impacted by wildfires


VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores are once again collecting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross and its BC Fires Appeal.


Customers are encouraged to donate in increments of $2, $5 or multiples thereof, at the till. The Province of British Columbia will match all donations to the BC Fires Appeal campaign made by individuals who are residents of B.C, up to $20 million.


All funds raised go directly to the Red Cross and help provide evacuees with shelter, food and water. Donations will also support long term recovery, resiliency and preparedness for future events in British Columbia and Yukon, including consequential events related to the fires.


Communities in British Columbia are experiencing the effects of hundreds of active fires across the province and evacuation orders have been issued. Last year BC Liquor Stores’ customers donated a record-breaking $417,675 to the Red Cross BC Fire Appeal to help fellow British Columbians impacted by the wildfires burning around the province.


Quick Facts:

  • BC Liquor Stores collected $65,644.39 in donations from May 22 to June 24 for the Canadian Red Cross’s B.C. Floods Appeal.
  • Canadian Red Cross and BC Liquor Stores have a relationship spanning more than 14 years that has resulted in more than $2.5 million in donations collected for crisis relief.

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