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Williams Lake Project Opens

May 24, 2018

Winnipeg, Man. — Mennonite Disaster Service Canada has opened a spring and summer project building three new homes in the Williams Lake region of British Columbia.  The response follows devastating fires in July 2017 that forced 40,000 people to evacuate their homes as wild fires swept through the central interior of the province. The town of Williams Lake evacuated on July 15. Volunteer crews from MDS will build three new homes near Williams Lake.  Volunteers are needed for a number of positions. Click here for the latest listing of volunteer needs.

Following is a list of volunteer needs for Williams Lake as of May 24, 2018.

Williams Lake, British Columbia-2017 Wildfires

(* indicates urgent needs)
*June 3-9: up to 5 people
*June 10-16: up to 2 people
*June 17-23: one person
August 5-11: up to 6 people
Aug 12-18: up to 6 people
Aug 19-25: up to 2 people

For more information or to serve please call:

Darin Bontrager at 800-241-8111 or email

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