With homes, businesses, and infrastructure under water, the City of Abbotsford is under a state of emergency. Thousands of people have been displaced and their businesses and livelihoods disrupted.
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has partnered with the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce (ACOC) to establish the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund, which will support front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses.
Your support is needed. Help us raise the funds needed to get our community back on its feet.
How you can help
Abbotsford has a history of coming together as a community to support each other during challenging times. The effects of this disaster will be long term and funding will be needed for weeks and months to come.
Today, we all need to come together more than ever to support families and businesses who have been affected by these unprecedented events. Please give, and encourage others to give, so that our community can rebuild.
Coming together to help our community
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF), and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce (ACOC) are all about supporting the people who call Abbotsford home during the best of times and during the worst of times. Working together, we can amplify the impact of their individual fundraising efforts and support those affected by the floods.
About our partners
Founded by, and for, the community in 1974, The University of the Fraser Valley’s mission is engaging learners, transforming lives, and building community. UFV is leveraging its networks and connections, tools, and fundraising expertise to support the fundraising efforts.
“We are here to lean in with our community and do our part to help those who are suffering as a result of the flooding. We all know someone who has been affected, including our students, staff, and faculty,” said Craig Toews, UFV Vice-President, External.
The Abbotsford Community Foundation serves Abbotsford by connecting donors with causes that matter to them. ACF will accept donations, issue tax receipts, and allocate disaster relief funds where resources are needed most.
The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is a leading member-driven organization that improves the effectiveness of doing business. The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce plans to leverage its network and stakeholders in the business community to raise funds for those in crisis. The ACOC has over 650 members and is the largest Chamber in the Fraser Valley.