More than 200 Maple Ridge residents are now displaced due to a massive fire that tore through two condo complexes in downtown Maple Ridge.
People looking to lend a helping hand to the affected locals can do so in a variety of ways.
Sarina MacDonell, Canadian Red Cross regional manager, explained that her team is helping several families impacted by the fire at the Greg Moore Youth Centre.
However, MacDonell made it clear that they are not currently seeking donations as they don’t have the capacity to receive them.
Instead, she asked that cash donations be made, which will go toward the displaced residents.
Please do not bring donations to the Reception Centre as the Emergency Support Services personnel do not have the capacity to receive donations at this time. Please be patient as needs are assessed and the Canadian Red Cross and Salvation Army set up their donation program. pic.twitter.com/Xwgz6KlCO4— City of Maple Ridge (@YourMapleRidge) June 10, 2023
Several local organizations have also started looking at how they can help impacted individuals, including the Friends in Need Food Bank, which has estimated that there are as many as 30 people that could use meal kits from the food bank.
More methods of giving back to people affected by the fire will be listed as they become available.
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