In response to the devastating damage caused by the mass flooding and mudslides in the Fraser Valley, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce (ACOC), the Abbotsford Community Foundation and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), have jointly established the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund will provide grants to local agencies involved in the disaster relief effort, as well as businesses that have been affected by these events. The effects of the flooding will be long term and funding will be needed for weeks and months to come. ACF will serve as the donation hub, accepting donations, issuing tax receipts, and distributing funds where resources are needed most.
“Through the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund, we will support our local community, farming families, agri-businesses, and other businesses impacted by these devastating floods,” said Katerina Anastasiadis, CEO, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. “The flooding has also cut off transportation and supply chains to BC and other parts of Canada. We encourage businesses that are interested in receiving grants or related opportunities to contact the Chamber for more information.”
Donations to the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund can be made online at https://abbotsfordcf.org/disaster.