Giving Tuesday: Remembering those affected by B.C. flooding

On November 30, we mark Giving Tuesday, an international day to honour generosity, giving, and volunteering. This year TWU has been sharing a series of stories honouring the way alumni, students, and friends of the university give of their time, talent, and treasure to TWU and the community at large.

To hear inspirational stories of generosity among TWU students and alumni, see Jake, Kevin and Leslie’s incredible initiatives.

This Giving Tuesday, TWU is remembering those affected by the recent B.C. floods and directing attention to several local organizations that are doing amazing work in supporting the affected communities.

Supporting local flood relief efforts

We invite you to find ways to share in the spirit of generosity using your time, talent and treasure by supporting these organizations:

Supporting Abbotsford, Langley and Indigenous communities 

  • In an effort to provide practical support, TWU leadership has reached out to Abbotsford Emergency Operation Centre to offer the University’s support for needs such as an emergency response staging area, emergency shelter, or food services. 
  • TWU has also been in contact with our University Siya:m Patti Victor, to offer support to her Indigenous community east of Chilliwack. 
  • The University has reached out to the Township of Langley to indicate our readiness to support their flood relief needs. 
  • The University continues to remain in contact with local municipal governments and emergency services, to better understand the current situation and to support local authorities according to their needs.  
  • While flood relief and recovery efforts in B.C. are ongoing, TWU Spartans athletes are rising to the challenge through volunteerism.
  • Leaders of TWU’s Student Ministries have been in conversation with local churches and charities, including Mennonite Central Committee, to discuss ways in which the University can practically help in timely and effective ways. 
  • Trinity Western’s Student Association (TWUSA) has started a fundraiser to benefit Archway Food Bank in Abbotsford. 
  • TWU is partnering with Sodexo to help flood-affected individuals and families who may need food and nourishment.
  • On, Dec. 4, the TWU Spartans Men's Hockey team is offering free admission to their hockey game at the Langley Events Centre, in exchange for food donations to the Fraser Valley Regional Food Bank. 

Care for affected students 

TWU seeks to provide ongoing, high-quality education for students while also providing for the safety and well-being of our community. Although classes are in session, we recognize that some faculty and students are not able to access campus. Students have been encouraged to contact professors directly regarding their particular situations, especially if they have been directly impacted by the storm and aftermath. 

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Today is #GivingTuesday! On this international day to honour generosity, giving, and volunteering, let us remember those affected by the B.C. floods.

We invite you to find ways to share the spirit of generosity through your time, talent and treasure.

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