On June 30, 2021, a fire destroyed the community of Lytton, BC.
We ran from the flames, and in a matter of minutes, we lost our homes, our village, and our lives as we knew them. Our community members are still scattered and struggling. Please take the time to read our stories and share your support in any way that you can.
Donate a hat
to a Lytton evacuee
An offer of love and support: donate a handmade winter hat to someone who lost their home. For each donation, we’ll choose an evacuee via random draw and Meghan will knit a personalised hat just for them.
Fundraisers for Friends of Klowa
Christine & Vince Abbott
These two resilient grandparents and artisans lost their home in Lytton First Nation and now live in a small RV. >> LEARN MORE
Freda is an Nlaka’pamux knowledge keeper, residential school survivor and respected elder, who lost her home to the fire. >> LEARN MORE
Dot & Dylan Phillips
Dot is part of the Klowa family; Dylan saved their home from the fire, but their young family hasn’t been allowed back since that day. >> LEARN MORE
In spite of losing her home, Patsy has continued farming to supply homegrown organic vegetables to local relief centres. >> LEARN MORE
When she lost her home, Mojave lost her life’s work: an extensive seed bank with heirloom seeds that she had collected & preserved. >> LEARN MORE
Clyde is a kind, giving man who took on the responsibility of garbage pickup for the whole town. His family lost their home. >> LEARN MORE
These indigenous-run centres support all residents who have returned to the area.
Donations of food and supplies are gratefully accepted.