Support for Merritt and area families in SD58

Posted On Monday November 22, 2021
Stay Strong
A note of encouragement to Merritt Evacuees from the students at Marion Schilling Elementary

If you are having a difficult time securing specific necessities or if you are in need of additional supports, please reach out to merrittsupport@sd73.bc.ca and someone will be in touch with you. 

In addition to this, a donation centre for SD58 families has been set up at @KOOL, 1770 Springview Place, Kamloops. Please enter and exit through the back gym doors. The centre will be open this week (November 22-25) from 12-3 pm. Clothing of all sizes will be available as well as non-perishable food and snacks. If you are having a difficult time accessing the donation centre, please email merrittsupport@sd73.bc.ca.

If you are in need of assistance and do not have internet access, please call Vessy Mochikas at the School Board Office 250-374-0679. 

Please know that no matter what city you are evacuated to, if you are having a difficult time securing specific necessities or if you are in need of additional supports, please reach out to merrittsupport@sd73.bc.ca and someone will be in touch with you in order to help you wherever you are. 

Reach out to your school principal or Jane Kempston, District Principal of Student Support at jkempston@365.sd58.bc.ca  

Community Meal Options (lunches for evacuees)

  • The Meal Train delivers daily meals to motel and hotel rooms, every day for breakfast and lunch. If you need a delivery, please call 250-879-0465.
  • Oasis Church, Emergency Resource Centre and Hot Lunch, Monday - Friday, Nov. 22 -26, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Full Community Meal Calendar & Free Food Resources

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