Applications are ready for victims of the May 23 flood in Cache Creek to access the funds raised by donations and collected by BlackPress4Good.
Over $261,000 has been raised since the sudden debris flood swept down on the town, washing away possessions and infrastructure, damaging homes and leaving behind massive amounts of mud from the surrounding hillsides.
The Cache Creek Flood Relief Committee has issued separate application forms for residents and businesses affected financially. This is an opportunity for those people recover at least a little more of the money they’ve spent on putting their homes, businesses and lives back in order.
Application deadline is Tues., Sept. 1 and the completed form must be handed into the Village of Cache Creek by the end of the day in order to be considered. The committee will review the applications and determine how best to distribute the donated funds.
Applicants may not receive the full amount they asked for, because the funds are limited, but it is hoped that the money they do get will assist them to return to their pre-flood lives.
Forms are available at the Village of Cache Creek, the Cache Creek Library and the Cache Creek Liquor Store.
Anyone still wishing to donate to the fund may do so at the Village Office or online at www.cachecreekvillage.com .
The South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society (E Fry) offers counselling at their office in Ashcroft for flood victims who are feeling overwhelmed, either financially or emotionally.
Those who wish can make an appointment with the Family Support Worker who will talk to them to see what their needs are, said manager Yoriko Susanj. If E Fry can help them, they will. If they can’t, they will refer them to outside resources, whatever their needs are.