Realtors Care Blanket Drive extended to support disaster relief efforts

THE Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board on Monday said that they will direct all financial donations raised during this year’s Realtors Care Blanket Drive to support the people affected by the floods and landslides across BC.

They are also extending this year’s campaign an extra week, to November 29, to allow for more time to raise donations.

“In times of crisis, we must adapt,” said Taylor Biggar, Chair, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. “That’s why we decided to pivot this year’s campaign to support the Red Cross in its province-wide relief efforts.”

All Realtors Care Blanket Drive fundraising proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross’s British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal. With donations of $5 or more, people get a tax receipt.

Make a donation today.

“According to the provincial government, nearly 18,000 people have been evacuated to date, with thousands of properties on evacuation orders or alerts,” said Larry Anderson, President, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “Let’s give what we can to make a difference together.”

The Blanket Drive is also continuing to collect physical donations of blankets, sleeping bags, warm winter clothing, and new socks and underwear for those most in need.

The donations they receive are then sorted and delivered to charities and organizations in the same area in which they were collected.

Items they are looking for:

  • blankets, sleeping bags
  • warm clothing – coats, jeans, pants, sweaters
  • scarves, gloves, mitts, hats
  • socks (new)
  • underwear (new)

You can drop donations off at one of the 100 plus participating real estate offices – click here for the list.

The Realtors Care Blanket Drive is a partnership between the realtors of the Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, and Chilliwack and District Real Estate Boards and their communities.

For more information, visit www.blanketdrive.ca.

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