On Wednesday, November 17, British Columbia declared a state of emergency after the province received a month's worth of rain in just two days.
The downpours triggered widespread flooding and landslides. Residents of Merritt were ordered to evacuate from their homes due to high water levels that caused the municipality's wastewater treatment plant to fail.
Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes. A mudslide swept away part of Highway 99 in British Columbia, killing one and leaving three people missing.
Many more are left stranded since three main highways in the province are currently inaccessible.
People are in urgent need of food, shelter, and hygiene supplies.
The British Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists' Camp Hope is providing shelter to hundreds of displaced families. ADRA with the BC Conference are preparing to respond with food, water, and temporary shelter in partnership with local churches.
The people of British Columbia need your help. Please give today.