Envision Financial has announced they are donating $100,000 to aid with recovery efforts for the recent severe weather devastation in the Fraser Valley.
They stated in a press release on Friday (Nov. 19) that Red Cross, Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) and Food Banks BC will each receive $25,000, with an additional $25,000 being allocated to the B.C. Agriculture Council (BCAC) to assist with recovery efforts for the Sumas Prairie agricultural community.
The $25,000 allocated for the ACF will go directly to its Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund— a fund established in conjunction with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and the University of the Fraser Valley. This fund will support front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses.
“We know how important it is to get these funds into the hands of our community partners—as fast as possible—to help our communities impacted by these devastating events,” stated Dave Lanphear, president of Envision Financial. “I lived in Hope when I was young and have lived in Abbotsford for more than 20 years — this is where my wife and I are raising our children. The credit union members that my team and I get to serve every day are also my neighbours, and it’s the belief in neighbour helping neighbour that guides everything we do here at Envision Financial. Right now our neighbours need our help.”
Earlier this month, Envision Financial also donated $15,000 to BC Young Farmers, a working committee within the BCAC that assists young farmers in the province with information, education and support to ensure farming remains a success in B.C.