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The British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) announced that as of March 17, 2022, customers of BC liquor stores and cannabis stores have donated over $530,000 in Ukraine relief. Ukraine relief appeal was launched on February 28. Donations go to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.
Selina Robinson, Minister of Finance, said “Seeing BC Liquor and BC Cannabis store employees’ support for this campaign and the customers’ compassion and generosity really shows how willing people in B.C. are to step up and support their local and international communities when it is needed most.”
Other Ways to Support the People of Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia began its invasion and brutal war in Ukraine, resulting in destruction, death, and the displacement of millions of Ukrainians. 4.3 million refugees, mostly woman, children and the elderly, were forced to flee to neighbouring countries and an estimated 6.5 million people are displaced within Ukraine.
If you’d like to donate to help the people of Ukraine, please visit these humanitarian organizations:
- Canada-Ukraine Foundation
- Global Medic
- National Bank of Ukraine to Raise Funds for Ukraine Armed Forces
- Save the Children Canada
- Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund
- Ukrainian World Congress
Visit the CanadaHelps.org Ukraine Emergency Relief Efforts page for a complete list of charitable organizations seeking donations to help Ukraine.