Since July 7, more than 40,000 British Columbians have been evacuated from their communities after over 220 wildfires broke out in the Interior.
Although a province-wide state of emergency is still in effect, many evacuees have been able to return home, while others are on evacuation alert.
Each day brings new challenges as the weather shifts the fires throughout the region.
HEU members have gone beyond the call of duty during this crisis – transporting and escorting patients and residents to safe communities as health care sites were closed; deploying their services to other hospitals and care homes; and volunteering in relief efforts.
We’ve been hearing lots of inspiring stories from our members on how communities are coming together to support one another – especially in Kamloops, 100 Mile House and Prince George.
This is just one of many stories.
HEU care aides Dusti Naud, Jamie MacLean and Kerri Fournier have organized the biggest evacuee centre in Kamloops – collecting donations and distributing much-needed supplies and food to about 1,500 people a day with the help of volunteers.
To donate or volunteer, please contact Jamie McLean at 250-572-1318 or Dusti Naud at 250-819-1554.
Updated: July 26, 2017