TNRD directs volunteers, services to coordinate through Facebook

By Doug Collins
July 11, 2017 - 6:58am Updated: July 12, 2017 - 9:48am

KAMLOOPS — As is always the case in these times of emergency, people work together to try and help each other out.

The problem is that so many people put out messages, there is no central coordination for these things.

The TNRD is hoping to fix that problem with the current wildfire situation by creating two Facebook pages.

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The Emergency Operations Centre is getting lots and lots of calls to offer help, and they have to keep their lines clear to respond to emergencies, so it's hoped the Facebook pages will help.

TNRD officials are quick to caution that they don't have the resources to vett posts, and will not be posting on behalf of individuals or agencies, so make sure if you deal with anyone on those sites, you check them out first.

They also cannot provide logistical support for people looking to drop off donations or volunteer.

But the sites should help ease some of the congestion as people donate food, offers of shelter for both people and livestock, and provide other resources.

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