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Canfor donates $100,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support British Columbia fire relief


September 3, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Canfor Corporation has provided $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross’ British Columbia Fires Appeal to support their response efforts.

“As a forestry company headquartered in B.C., we are committed to supporting our communities, our workers, their families and their neighbours. With so many people facing a difficult time, we are pleased to be able to make this donation to support the tremendous work of the Canadian Red Cross,” said Don Kayne, president and CEO. “On behalf of Canfor, I want to say thank you to the firefighters, first responders, volunteers and individuals who are working tirelessly to keep people safe.”

The 2021 forest fire season has impacted several thousand British Columbians throughout the province. Canadian Red Cross will use the donation to provide relief to families, facilitate long-term recovery and prepare for future events.

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The contribution is part of Canfor’s “Good things come from trees” program. This program offers support to organizations that provide benefits to the communities where the company operates and its employees live.

The company stated in a release that British Columbians whose primary residence has been severely affected by wildfires or who have been displaced under an evacuation order for 10 consecutive days or more may be eligible for direct financial assistance. To access support, affected people have to register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582 from 8 am to 8 pm (Pacific Time).