B.C. Dairy sets up fund to help evacuated farmers


The B.C. Dairy Association has set up a fund to help farmers impacted by the extreme flooding events of the past week.

B.C. Dairy Association is not a registered charity; however, in response to interest from the public it has set up an emergency recovery fund. The association says all funds raised will be used to provide urgently needed services and supplies for dairy farms and their families who have been impacted by this catastrophic event.

“This has been the most challenging year for dairy farmers in B.C. I can recall, with drought, pandemic, and now flood,” says Holger Schwichtenberg, chair of the BC Dairy Association’s board and an Agassiz-area dairy farmer. “And yet, as this event demonstrates, it has also been a year of coming together. We will work through this disaster, and do what we can with the circumstances we’ve been handed. Farmers are nothing if not resilient.”

“The BC Dairy Association would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who has reached out during this challenging time with words of encouragement and generous offers of support,” the organization says.

Electronic transfers can be made to [email protected].

Donations by direct deposit can be made to:
Transit #: 00320
Bank #: 003
Account #: 1002658

For questions or for more information, you can email [email protected].

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