Teck Resources, which owns and operates the Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake, is donating donation of up to $75,000 to various agencies to support emergency relief efforts for local communities affected by the wildfires in the Thompson-Nicola region.
The total includes $50,000 in donations to agencies providing relief services and up to $25,000 to match donations made by Teck employees.
In addition, Teck is engaging directly with Indigenous communities in the region to support wildfire relief efforts.
“Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the wildfires throughout the Thompson-Nicola Region,” Highland Valley Copper general manager Jason Sangha said.
“We will continue to work with our partners in the region to identify opportunities where we can offer support to affected people and communities.”
Agencies supported through Teck’s donation include the United Way, Kamloops Food Bank, Ashcroft and Area Food Bank, Nicola Valley and District Food Bank, the Red Cross and the BC SPCA.