Teck helps wildfire evacuees
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 29, 2023 - Get Involved

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Teck has given a major financial gift to organizations in B.C., Alberta, Northwest Territories and Washington that are helping those affected by wildfires.

The Canadian mining giant, whose head office is in Vancouver, has donated more than $230,000 to 10 groups, but it has offered other assistance in the wildfire fight by providing equipment, goods and housing. It is also helping to suppress fires in its operating areas when needed.

“This wildfire season has been devastating for thousands of families, and we are committed to helping support impacted communities and people,” Teck CEO Jonathan Price said in a press release.

“Teck will continue to support those organizations working around the clock to fight wildfires and provide emergency assistance during the fire season and after as communities look towards recovery.”

Teck’s donation breakdown is as follows:
• $50,000 to Canadian Red Cross 2023 Alberta Fires Appeal
• $40,000 to Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Wildfires Appeal
• $25,000 to United Way Northwest Territories
• $25,000 to the ʔaq̓am Band, a member of the Ktunaxa Nation
• $20,000 to First Nations Emergency Services Society
• $15,000 to the BC SPCA
• $20,000 to Food Banks BC
• $10,000 to the Kamloops Food Bank
• US$15,000 to American Red Cross
• US$5,000 to Second Harvest

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