BC Liquor Stores collect $70,000 for Syrians

Donations were collected in 196 stores throughout the province from Sept. 16 to Oct. 17.

  • Oct. 28, 2015 1:00 p.m.

British Columbians supported Red Cross emergency relief efforts in Syria with donations at BC Liquor Stores of more than $70,000.

Donations were collected in 196 stores throughout the province from Sept. 16 to Oct. 17.

The donations have helped the Red Cross provide food, water, household items and life-saving health services to Syrians impacted by the violence in their homeland, according to a news release.

It’s also helped neighbouring countries deal with the huge influx of refugees from Syria.

The federal government committed to support relief efforts by matching eligible dollars up to $100 million until Dec. 31.

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