The Bulkley Emergency Support Services (ESS) team will be opening an ESS Reception Centre for wildfire evacuees beginning Thursday July 27.
The Smithers Reception Centre will be located at the Ranger Park Building, 3736 16th Ave. and will be open Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Evacuees are only required to register at the Reception Centre if they need assistance in having their immediate needs met. ESS volunteers may be able to assist with referrals for lodging and food.
All evacuees are encouraged to register with Red Cross even if aid is not required. To register visit www.redcross.ca or call 1 800 863-6582.
ESS provides short-term help to British Columbians who have to leave their homes because of disasters like fires, floods or avalanches. Volunteers are relied upon in all aspects of an ESS response. Anyone interested in volunteering with the Bulkley ESS team or in learning more are asked to email BulkleyESS@rdbn.bc.ca.
Those wishing to provide a financial donation to the Red Cross wildfire relief efforts can do so at: www.redcross.ca/BCFires/Smitherscares.