The day after the village of Lytton, British Columbia set the unenviable national all-time record for hottest day (49.6 C) the town was decimated by an unprecedented wildfire that left more than 1,000 people homeless. The biggest question we’ve heard is “How can I help?” and here are some official suggestions from our friend Marcie with Gold Country Communities Society.
Send A Kind Word
Surrounding communities and people from across Canada have been coming to the aid of the people of Lytton as they are now scattered to various towns and villages across the region. In times of such distress, a kind word from a stranger or a distant friend carries a big impact. If you have thoughts or words of encouragement to share, please send them via email to [email protected] and the the team at Gold Country Communities will collect them and pass them along in printed form to share with the people from Lytton.
Any kind thoughts you wish to send will be appreciated, regardless of how brief or in depth. Just knowing that others grieve with them is impactful and supportive.
From our friend Marcie, we share this message:
“A very special thank you to Caching Northwest for the kind words for the community of #LyttonBC and for #goldcountrybc. We are all in this together. Thank you to all the amazing geocachers, and visitors who have been sending kind words. We will be sure to pass them along. As mentioned if you are wanting to show support through donating please see the following (recommended) pages.
Again, thank you all for your kind words and love this resilient community!” #KnowBeforeYouGo#gconthetrail#OurLoveforLyttonBC
Where Can I Send Money?
If you feel motivated and able to send financial aid, but you want to be certain that the money is going to directly support the people of Lytton, here are some recommended groups that are collecting to help the people who lost their homes, and more.
Savage Society GoFundMe “Helping Our Friends in Lytton”
“Love for Lytton” GoFundMe
“Help for the Victims of Lytton Wildfire”
Lytton First Nations Community Emergency Support Fund
Learn More About Lytton
Do you want to learn more about this community and the resilient people who call it home, and have welcomed visitors here for years? Check out these Facebook pages for more information.
Lytton Two Rivers Farmers’ Market