Vancouver businesses donate $1 million to disaster relief

Coalition of BC business donating more than $900,000 to Red Cross

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Flooding in the Whatcom Road area of Abbotsford. | BIV News

A coalition of more than 30 B.C. businesses are donating more than $900,000 to the Red Cross for flood disater relief in B.C.

The pledges to date total $912,000. The money will go to the Canadian Red Cross, which is working to help flood victims. Others are also urged to donate to the Red Cross'es BC flood relief campaign.

Some of the bigger donors include Hootsuite, Aritizia, Arc’teryx, Thinkific, Canucks Entertainment, Bosa Properties, Colliers, Earls Restaurants, Plenty of Fish and Nexii.

Canfor Corp. (TSX: CFP) also separately announced Thursday that it is donating $125,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.

“This is an incredibly challenging time for individuals, families, and communities who have been impacted by flooding and extreme weather in British Columbia,” said Pat Quealey, vice president, British Columbia and Yukon, Canadian Red Cross.

“The donations from Vancouver companies are very welcome news as the Canadian Red Cross works to bring relief to people who need urgent help and support in recovery.”

In addition to the pledges made Friday, the Vancouver Canucks plan to donate proceeds from the 50/50 draw at tonight’s game against Winnipeg and Sunday’s game versus Chicago to flood relief.

Tickets can be purchased online at canucks.com/online5050 until the end of the second intermission of each game.