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.