Abbotsford’s Tradex has been set up as a donation centre to help with relief efforts in Lytton. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Tradex has been set up as a donation centre to help with relief efforts in Lytton. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Tradex accepting donations for Lytton relief

Donations will be accepted from today (July 2) until July 5 at Abbotsford facility

Starting today (July 2), Abbotsford residents have the opportunity to help the community of Lytton as they deal with the aftermath of a devastating fire.

Abbotsford and several other Fraser Valley communities are coming together to pool resources and donate as much as they can those struggling after the disaster.

A donation centre has been set up at Tradex in Abbotsford, which is located at 1190 Cornell Street. Donations will be accepted from July 2 to 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day.

Organizers are looking for:

  • Cardboard boxes for transport
  • New/unused baby items, such as: bottles, diapers, wipes, etc.
  • New/unused bedding, such as: pillows, blankets, sheets, etc.
  • Gently used or new clothing items of all sizes
  • Gently used or new children’s toys
  • New/unused personal hygiene items, such as: sanitizers, soaps, feminine hygiene items, face and body care items, etc.
  • Gift certificates to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential services
  • Personal electronics, such as: cell phones, chargers, batteries, computers, laptops, cameras, etc.
  • Non-perishable food items, bottled water, juice boxes
  • Camping supplies, such as: tents, sleeping bags, folding chairs, etc.
  • Pet supplies, such as: food, leashes, collars, kennels/cages, etc.

If you are donating a large amount of items, organizers ask to package the items in boxes rather than bags if possible. Please ensure all items are in working/operating order. At this time, no large items will be accepted, such as: mattresses, furniture, appliances, etc.

Online monetary donations can be made to: Lytton Relief Fund.

For more information, visit thefraservalley.ca/blog/2021/7/1/lytton-wildfire-relief-efforts.

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