Supports for Businesses

Disaster Financial Assistance provides compensation for uninsurable losses, 80 percent of the amount of total eligible damage less $1,000, to a maximum of $300,000. The Province of British Columbia has confirmed this event's damages will be eligible. Apply here.

CF Disaster Business Support is a brand new, frequently updated pool of resources, information, and more created by the Community Futures network to assist those affected by disasters. Get access to a wealth of information including the ability to speak to an actual advisor via our toll free line by visiting CF Disaster Business Support. Learn more here.

 

The BC Agriculture Council has also prepared a page of information and resources, specifically tailored for affected agriculture businesses. Click here. 

Supports for Individuals

The Canadian Red Cross is providing $2,000 in disaster relief funding per household to evacuees that have been displaced from their homes due to the British Columbia Floods - they can be contacted at 1-800-863-6582, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. PST. Learn more here.

Disaster Financial Assistance provides compensation for uninsurable losses, 80 percent of the amount of total eligible damage less $1,000, to a maximum of $300,000. The Province of British Columbia has confirmed this event's damages will be eligible. Apply here.

Emergency Support Services are the first line for evacuees that need disaster relief. By registering at the site below or in person at the addresses below, evacuees can receive vouchers for clothing, incidentals, accommodations and more.  Register here.

For more info on British Columbia ESS locations, read below:

Kamloops ESS: 

McArthur Island Sports Centre, 1655 Island Parkway

 

Kelowna ESS:

Willow Park Church, 439 Highway 33

250.215.1789

 

Salmon Arm ESS:

Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Harbourfront Drive NW

250.833.3360

 

Penticton ESS

Penticton Senior's Centre, 2965 South Main St

833.498.3770 *at this time the Penticton ESS is requesting evacuees call ahead to register.

 

The Province of British Columbia has prepared an info and resource page detailing not just major resources like Red Cross, but also information on getting free replacements for lost I.D. and road/travel information. Read more here.

 

Destination BC has prepared a page of information and links regarding Emergency Preparedness - click here for more.

 

The BC Agriculture Council has also prepared a page of information and resources, specifically tailored for affected agriculture businesses. Click here. 

 

Flood Evacuee Veterinary Support is being provided thanks to the Vancouver Humane Society; by filling out an application on their site, evacuees can receive assistance paying for veterinary bills for their pets. Apply here.

 

EmergencyInfoBC has a hub of resources, information, and lines that affected British Columbians can phone. Click here.

 

Skoflek Electric, a Merrittonian owned and operated electrical company, is offering to provide free electrical inspections for any Merritt residents whose homes require such an inspection. Register here.

 

We thank our friends and partners at the Nicola Valley Farmer's Market for providing information on multiple resources listed here.

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