Village of Cache Creek begins to recover from flood

Money raised through BlackPress4Good will assist those affected by flood

The aftermath of a flash flood in Cache Creek shows the mud and debris that was left behind.



More than one month after a flash flood that caused considerable damage in the Village of Cache Creek, work is underway to help those who have been affected.

Village of Cache Creek mayor John Ranta said teams of volunteers from around B.C. and Alberta came to the community after the May 23 flood to help out.

He said there has been an “outpouring of compassion” from people around the province.

Some people lost their homes and their possessions and are “struggling to recover,” he said.  But, he added, the people in the community are very resilient.

More than $130,000 was raised through BlackPress4Good, a crowdfunding platform run by Black Press. Ranta said a committee will be formed to help decide who will receive funds, and how much. The committee will not include any politicians. He said none of the money raised from public contributions will go to assisting the Village of Cache Creek, instead it will go to helping residents. Flash Recovery Update.

There community will also host CacheAid, a concert event to raise money for the Village of Cache Creek disaster relief fund.

The two-night event on July 3 and 4 will feature Dreams, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac; Arrival, a tribute to ABBA; Aerosmith Rocks, a tribute to Aerosmith; Who Made Who, a tribute to AC/DC: and more.

There are only 250 tickets available and tickets are $75 for each evening.

For more information visit cacheaid.com.

 

 

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