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Teck donates to emergency wildfire response operations in Western Canada

Teck emergency response teams also working closely with municipal and provincial emergency responders
The McDougall Creek wildfire burning through the Okanagan earlier this month. Record-setting wildfires have been wreaking havoc across Canada since March. | Contributed

Teck Resources (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) announced Monday it has donated more than C$230,000 ($169,000) to organizations supporting emergency wildfire responses in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Washington state in addition to providing equipment, goods, and other assistance to help battle wildfires this season.

Support from Teck’s operations includes providing accommodations and supplies such as water pumps, first aid kits, generators, sprinklers, and hoses. 

Teck emergency response teams are also working closely with municipal and provincial emergency responders to help suppress fires within Teck’s operating areas as needed. 

“This wildfire season has been devastating for thousands of families and we are committed to helping support impacted communities and people,” Teck CEO Jonathan Price said in a statement.

“Teck will continue to support those organizations working around the clock to fight wildfires and provide emergency assistance during the fire season and after as communities look towards recovery.” 

In Canada, donations are being made to the Canadian Red Cross, 2023 Alberta Fires Appeal, Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Wildfires appeal, United Way Northwest Territories, the ʔaq̓am Band, a member of the Ktunaxa Nation, First Nations Emergency Services Society, the BC SPCA, Food Banks BC and the Kamloops food bank. In Washington State donations are being made to the American Red Cross and Second Harvest.

Teck also provides matching donations made by employees to community organizations of their choice through the Team Teck Community Giving Program to support local communities.