How to help people impacted by B.C. wildfires

With thousands of people affected by wildfires across B.C., many people are offering to help out.

The United Way of B.C.’s Southern Interior recently put a call out for blankets to help support evacuees displaced by wildfires in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

But unless you are responding to a specific need, established charities and support groups say the best way to help is through monetary donations, or registering to volunteer, so resources can be directed to where they are needed. Groups advise against making unsolicited donations of food or goods, which require additional resources to coordinate and may go to waste.

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