The list of GoFundMe campaigns in Abbotsford in support of people who have been affected by the flooding continues to grow.
The crowdfunding site has launched a centralized hub for all verified fundraisers related to the flooding in B.C. The hub can be found by searching “How to Help Those Affected by BC Flooding” at gofundme.com.
These are among the fundraisers being held in Abbotsford:
• Help Phil and Trina Graham’s Dairy Farm From Flood – in support of a family-owned dairy farm on Dixon Road to help them rebuild
• Abbotsford Flood Fund – in support of the Abbotsford Firefighters’ Charitable Society
• Urgent: Drinking Water for Abbotsford Animals – in support of providing fresh drinking water to animals that are unable to be evacuated on Sumas Prairie, where the water line has been shut off; a group of community volunteers has arranged a tanker and boat
• Help Alanna and Terry Recover from Flood Loss – in support of a couple and their four kids who lost their home
• Abbotsford Cardinals Baseball Facility – to help repair the team’s facility in DeLair Park, as well as more than $100,000 in turf, cages and equipment
• Flood Relief & Rebuild – Jonmardel, de Leuuw Farms – in support of rebuilding the de Leeuw farm but also the neighbouring farms in Sumas Flats
• Emergency Care Sumas Prairie – to help with supplies such as food, blankets, feed for the animals, dog and cat food, hay and more
• Help BC Dairy Farmers Devastated by Flooding – to help dairy farmers who have been impacted, providing relief for food, shelter and basic needs for the families and veterinary care for their animals
• Funds for our flooded hometown – started by two students from Japan who are attending University of the Fraser Valley to help friends, faculty and staff affected
• Derek Lewis Flood Help – started by the racing community on behalf of a local resident and fellow racer, Derek Lewis, who lost his farm to flooding and who earned his income by raising ducks and selling eggs
• Help Save the Pet Sanctuary – in support of a local couple, Joanne and Mike, who have dedicated their lives to saving animals through their sanctuary and who lost their barns, yard and home in the floods
• Critical: Helping Abbotsford Flood Victims – started by a group of high school students to raise money for the Salvation Army to help Sumas Prairie citizens recover from the flood
• Help the Verdonks during the flood – in support of a couple and their daughter who have been evacuated from their home and lost more than 55 cows