When things break, they can often be mended, refurbished, even brought back even better than before. But when things are touched by flames, rebuilding from the ashes is a whole different beast, and a whole different heartache. It only takes one campfire, one spark, one ember, to cause mass devastation during a hot summer. Devastation that Fort McMurray felt only last year, and is still rebuilding from. And now, the BC Interior and Cariboo regions are battling the same disaster.
Over 820 fires have left their mark on at least 426,000 hectares of land since April, and have displaced upwards of 6000 people due to evacuation efforts in the region. The Canadian Red Cross has set up a British Columbia Fires Appeal fund to help those in need. And while brave men and women from our armed forces, first responders, and fire and rescue units continue to battle the blaze, we’ve asked ourselves, what can we do?
Sharper Knives Rebuild Lives
From now until August 31, 2017, House of Knives will be donating 100% of the net proceeds from our sharpening service to the British Columbia Fires Appeal fund. Whether you need a sharpening or a repair, we invite our customers to bring in as many dull knives, scissors, and tools to one of our locations (safely wrapped of course), and have them sharpened for a great cause. Together, we can help restore what has been lost for so many British Columbians.
For a list of all our sharpening services click here, or contact your nearest House of Knives location for more details. Those unable to make it to one of our locations can donate directly to the British Columbia Fires Appeal fund.
If you have any comments, questions, or well wishes for residents affected by this, please feel free to leave them in the discussion area below.