B.C. wildfires: Salvation Army volunteers continue to support evacuees, firefighters

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When 1000’s of individuals have been compelled from their houses to flee the wildfires within the Central Okanagan, the Salvation Military mobilized.

A whole lot of volunteers, a lot of whom have been on evacuation order or alert themselves, have been prepared to reply the decision for assist.

West Kelowna Salvation Military officer Jennifer Henson and her staff are working across the clock to feed evacuees and first responders.

“We have now been capable of fill [firefighters’] bellies and a few them advised us they really gained weight this week so which means we’ve got accomplished our job to maintain them stuffed up to allow them to do the heroic job they’re doing,” stated Henson.

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The assist they’ve been offering is appreciated by the firefighters.

“I additionally need to spotlight the individuals who preserve us going, the volunteers from the Salvation Military Catastrophe Companies. These are the individuals who have made certain we’ve got actually six meals a day plus as many snacks as we are able to slot in our pockets. We have now not needed for something by way of meals or water,” stated West Kelowna Hearth Chief Jason Brolund.

The volunteers on the Salvation Military have been working numerous hours for the reason that Mcdougall Creek wildfire broke out every week and a half in the past. Now, as many evacuees return house, the volunteers are shifting their focus to working to assist individuals most affected by the wildfires.

“Those that have misplaced their houses, now they’ve this advanced factor to undergo and with insurance coverage and all the things,” stated Henson.

“So what we’re desirous to do is be there for them and say, ‘We’re right here to stroll with them and stroll with you for the lengthy haul’ so it’s going to be exhausting however you aren’t going to do it alone.”

The West Kelowna Salvation Military is accepting financial donations if you need to assist go to

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