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Ch’illiwack Community Storm Response

Severe rainfall has caused significant flooding in the Fraser Valley, affecting many communities, and both residents and visitors. Chilliwack is one of the communities that has been hit a little harder, from flooding to road closures, supply issues and stranded travellers.

Finding relevant and up-to-date information is essential for those affected, and we wanted to provide a way to find it easily without hassle during an already stressful time. We’ll continue to update this blog as we learn more over the coming days and weeks.

Highway & Travel Updates

By Highway

Find up-to-date information about highway closures and travel restrictions here.

Other Road Closures

Find up-to-date information about road closures and re-openings in Chilliwack here.

By Helicopter

BC Helicopters 604-639-9090

  • Fraser Valley Region

Available Shelters & More

Tourism Chilliwack has partnered with the Chilliwack Chamber in supporting the City and Reception Centre with housing evacuees and all guests finding themselves without shelter in Chilliwack. If you or someone you know is in need of housing, please call 604-392-1183 between 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, to request assistance.

Residents who have extra space available and are willing to assist those requiring shelter can contact Leanna at the Chilliwack Chamber via email leanna@chilliwackchamber.com to register.

*Please note, Tourism Ch’illiwack and the Chilliwack Chamber are not able to perform background checks on residents or evacuees at this time. Any participants taking part in this initiative do so at their own risk.

Emergency Support Services Reception Centre

The Emergency Support Services Reception Centre is at Chilliwack Senior Secondary (46363 Yale Road) for anyone needing immediate assistance.

Emergency Housing

For temporary housing, please reach out to the Chilliwack Emergency Housing Hotline: 604-392-1183 For long-term housing needs, please contact Emergency Support Services at Evergreen Hall, or 1-800-585-9559.

If volunteering space in your home to house displaced people temporarily, please email leanna@chilliwackchamber.com with your contact information and info on the space you have available.

Volunteers

Anyone looking to volunteer please contact Volunteer Fraser Valley via their website or Cari Moore at 604-819-1817

The City Life Church is looking for volunteers for this week’s meal services for those who are still displaced from their homes. Volunteers are needed to help peel vegetables, clear tables, cook, clean, etc. If you are able to volunteer please call City Life Church at 604-792-0694 to sign up. They are located at 46641 Chilliwack Central Road.

You can also visit the “How Can You Help Page” on the City of Chilliwack Website for more volunteer opportunities.

Donations

While staff and volunteers appreciate the many offers of donations for the reception centre, the centre is at capacity for supplies and cannot accept any further donations. Please do not bring donations to the Landing Sports Centre at this time.

Please contact the Chilliwack Salvation Army to see if they are in need of any tangible donations or the Red Cross for monetary donations.

SPCA

The SPCA will be assisting with animal-related aid. For emergency boarding please call 1-855-622-7722.

The SPCA will have supplies for pets coming to the branch at 6797 Hopedale Road between 10 am and 4 pm.

If you find a stray dog please contact the FVRD care center at 1-844-495-CARE  *please note that their response times may be delayed due to strained resources. If you’re able: please keep the dog contained and safe, and post to social media groups to help reunite until AC is able to attend.

Funding Support

United Way is launching the United for BC Flood Response Fund to help provide immediate and long-term assistance through non-profit agencies. Aiming to assist with relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and preparedness for future events in British Columbia and impacted regions, including consequential events related to the floods. These funds will go towards addressing important needs like housing, food assistance, trauma and mental health support.

Agencies are now able to register to apply for funding support at United Way British Columbia.

We want to thank our community for coming together during the events and aftermath of these last few days. Thank you to the first responders, volunteers, and everyone who have been selflessly helping those in need!
By |2021-11-29T14:17:37-08:00November 18th, 2021|General|0 Comments

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