Help April: Flooding in Grand Forks

My name's Angie, I live in Victoria BC. I started this account to help a dear friend and her family recover from the flooding in Grand Forks.  April and I first met 4 years ago when I started working at Foxy Box.  I fell in love with her instantly (which I came to learn is a very common reaction to meeting April). 

I was understandably heartbroken to see her go when she decided to move to Grand Forks last year to care for her mother. But I was also excited for her to enter the next chapter in her journey.

On May 11th, April and her family were evacuated from their home by boat as their town of Grand Forks was submerged in brown murky water.  The flood is the worst in Grand Forks since 1948.

City councillor Colleen Ross described the city of about 4,000 people as “traumatized.” She said the community will need aid from both the provincial and federal governments for what she said would be a “massive and slow” recovery effort.

This disaster has put more strain on April's family during an already devastating time. This spring her family has been mourning the loss of their beloved Mother Evon Bowser, and have now had to postpone her celebration of life while they wait to assess the damage from the flood and start rebuilding their lives. 

Currently their home and two of their vehicles still remain submerged, it's unclear if insurance will cover the damage to the cars.  

There will likely be many costs over the coming months, the hope is to raise some funds to help them with their personal expenses as a family as they seek to rebuild.  So any donation, big or small, will be incredibly appreciated as they  try to cope with this. 

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Donations

  • lara mirecki 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 26 mos
  • Terry Tholl 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Jessica Hak Hepburn 
    • $40 
    • 26 mos
  • Millie C 
    • $25 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Angela Bisset 
Organizer
Victoria, BC
April Ace 
Beneficiary
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