Posted on Jul 27, 2017
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6 shipments of supplies help Evacuees
People in BC needed help and many people have stepped forward to lend a hand. Volunteers at Evacuation Centres, Emergency Crews, Firemen, and countless other services have worked tirelessly these past few weeks. 
44,000 people were displaced due to the BC Wild Fires. As of this week 20,000 are still unable to return home. Help is still needed and we must continue aid where we can.
Disaster Aid Canada has secured a 20 foot container (thanks to Big Steel Box). This will be loaded with supplies and transported to Kamloops early next week.  Donations are needed to fill this container. We have 3 days to get this container filled and sent to Kamloops. 
A very specific list was determined by The Rotary Club of Kamloops with help from the United Way.
On Saturday (July 29th) to Monday (July 31st), from 10am - 6pm, a Big Steel Box container will be at the Nanaimo North Town Centre Mall for donation drop-off. The container will be located in the Lowe's parking lot. You will see a hub of activity and Rotary signs.  
Please see the list of required items  (NEW or gently used). 
Your support and donations are essential for filling this container. 
Local Rotarians from 5 Rotary Clubs in Nanaimo and Lantzville (Area 4 of District 5020) will be there to assist you. Your donations will be transported to the Evacuation Centre in Kamloops early next week. These supplies are needed for people still displaced and for the new wave of people that arrived in Kamloops.
Rotary Club of Comox
If you are not able to drop off a donation to the Nanaimo North Town Centre please consider make a financial donation to Disaster Aid Canada and our British Columbia Wildfire Campaign.  Financial donations are used to purchase required supplies. 
Tax Receipts are issued for donations over $20.  You can also make a donation to Disaster Aid Canada online via CanadaHelps.