As you know, on June 30 a devastating fire swept through the town of Lytton and the surrounding areas, leaving somewhere around 1000 people from Lytton and the First Nations communities displaced from their homes and facing the daunting task of re-building.
For the past 15 years, some of the leaders from our global churches have been involved in the Indigenous communities surrounding Lytton as part of the Love First Nations Ministry (a multi-cultural community serving the First Nations people in Lillooet, BC and its neighbouring communities). Because of the relationships they had already built, these pastors and their team have been able to connect with evacuees from the fire and are working to identify the most pressing needs both for the present and as the recovery process continues over the coming months and even years.
Our provincial church family - Fellowship Pacific - has committed to come alongside and support these efforts financially, and are encouraging us as member churches to consider doing the same. We know that the magnitude of the needs resulting from a crisis like this is certainly hard to comprehend, but we believe that by leveraging our collective strength as the churches of Fellowship Pacific, we can actually alleviate some of those needs. All donations can be made directly to Fellowship Pacific and 100% of funds donated will go directly to supporting those affected by the Lytton wildfire. Tax receipts are available and will be issued in February 2022.
Donations can be made by online or by e-transfer to [email protected]. Please include your name and address if you wish to receive a tax receipt. If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Fellowship Pacific and designate it to "Lytton Wildfire" in the memo line. Cheques can be mailed to: