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De Beers Group Receives $250k in Wildfire Recovery Funding

The De Beers Group has announced that they have received a $250,000 contribution from the Anglo American Foundation to support wildfire recovery in the North.

$200,000 is going directly to the United Way NWT Emergency Respone Fund, with $50,000 to the United Way British Columbia United for B.C. Wildfire Recovery Fund to support their own recovery. The contribution is in addition to CAD$70,000 donated by De Beers to support wildfire relief in the NWT since May.

Moses Madondo, Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations, which oversees De Beers’ operations in Canada and South Africa, said: “We are grateful for the support from the Anglo American Foundation. The funding aligns with our value of Show We Care, and will help establish and support a culture of resilience and safety that will assist people and communities recover from the disastrous wildfires and possibly help prevent similar situations from happening in the future.”

British Columbia is also experiencing its worst wildfire season on record, including evacuations in the Okanagan and Shuswap regions and the destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses. Since B.C. Wildfire Recovery Fund was established in 2021, the B.C. United Way has provided more than $545,000 in grants to dozens of organizations to support over 5,000 people in close to 90 communities.

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