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Looking for a way to help BC Wildfire evacuees? Head down to the legion today or the West Shore tomorrow and drop off donations!

Cora and Bryan Ringheim will be collecting donations until Friday. The couple have rented a U-Haul truck and plan to transport as much as they can to evacuees in the interior.

The Ringheims themselves were victims of a house fire in Saanich four years ago.

Now, they’re hoping to replicate the goodwill and support they received on a wider scale.

“We lost almost everything we owned and our community really rallied together to help us out as a family of six and this is our way of just having a little piece of pay it forward,” Cora Ringheim told CHEK News

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Collection Times & Locations

Tuesday, July 18 — Legion on Gorge Road 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19 — West Shore location TBA 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 20 — Sandman Hotel parking lot 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more info, check out their Facebook Page.

Donation Ideas:

  • Restaurants Gift Cards
  • Fuel Cards
  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES
    • Advil/Tylenol
    • Band aids
    • Ben gay/Voltarin pain cream
    • Blister pads
    • Buckleys/cough medicines
    • Eye drops
    • Foot powder
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Halls/Fisherman’s friend lozenges
    • Heat packs/Ice packs
    • Tensor Bandages
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Insect repellent
    • Lip balm
    • Multivitamins
    • Polysporin
    • Rolaid’s / Tums
    • Sunscreen
    • Tylenol / Advil kids and adult
    • Wet ones wipes both regular and antibacterial
  • DRY GOODS/NON PERISHABLE
    • Canned foods with pop up tabs i.e. ravioli, tuna, salmon, etc
    • Canned goods
    • Cereal
    • Coffee mate
    • Condensed milk with pop up lids
    • Cookies
    • Crackers packets that have cheese/peanut butter
    • Granola Bars
    • Dried nuts: almonds, peanuts, trail mix
    • Instant coffee
    • Instant mashed potatoes
    • Peanut butter
    • Powdered milk
    • Power bars/Protein bars
    • Raisins in packages
    • Ready made dry foods
    • Sugar
    • Snack size cans of tuna
  • PET SUPPLIES
    • Small pet supplies
    • Unopened dry/canned dog food/cat food
  • PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS
    • Dental floss
    • Denture cream
    • Deodorant
    • Depends
    • Hair bands/elastics
    • Hair brushes
    • Polident/denture cleaners
    • Razors
    • Shampoo/conditioner
    • Shaving cream
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Unopened boxes of sanitary napkins
    • Unopened tampon boxes
  • BABY SUPPLIES
    • Baby food
    • Baby formula
    • Baby soaps
    • Baby wipes
    • Diapers
  • OTHER ITEMS
    • Batteries of all types
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Coveralls
    • Dust masks
    • Flashlights
    • Gloves
    • Hearing aid batteries
    • Laundry supplies
    • Rubber maid containers
    • Non-electric can openers
    • Paper plates
    • Plastic cups
    • Plastic untensils
    • Styrofoam cups