Canadian carriers accepting BC Wildfires donations on behalf of Red Cross

Wireless subscribers can easily donate $10 by texting FIRES to 45678

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Wireless service providers across the country are currently collecting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross’s British Columbia wildfire relief efforts.

Any wireless subscriber can donate $10 CAD to the Canadian Red Cross by texting ‘FIRES’ to 45678.

All donations will be routed through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada to the Canadian Red Cross.

According to an August 22nd, 2018 CBC News report citing a representative from the B.C. Wildfire Service, approximately 565 wildfires are burning across B.C.

Photographs taken from sites along Canada’s west coast show that much of the province is covered in a thick plume of smoke.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited B.C. premier John Hogan on August 21st, announcing plans to meet with local first responders and B.C. residents on August 23rd, 2018.

National defence minister Harjit Sajjan also confirmed that approximately 300 Canadian Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to aid B.C. in fighting fires in the province.

Source: Mobile Giving Foundation Twitter