Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton after the flood of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. 300 homes damaged and new flood warning issues for this area as rivers rise from rain. (Andrea DeMeer file photo)

Penticton’s ESS team steps up for Princeton, donates $1,500

City’s Emeregency Services team wanted to recognize the efforts of Princeton’s ESS team

Penticton is continuing to step up when its neighbours are in need and this time it’s in the form of the city’s Emergency Support Services team.

Princeton’s ESS team has received a $1,500 donation from Penticton’s ESS team through the Community Foundation’s Princeton Flood Relief Fund.

The donation was announced late Tuesday night.

During the week of the devastating floods last month, Penticton’s Search and Rescue unit assisted with the evacuations in the Princeton area.

Now, the city’s ESS team has made the financial commitment to honour Princeton and its ESS team’s efforts over the last three weeks.

“The Penticton ESS team wants to recognize the amazing efforts that Princeton ESS is investing in their community,” Penticton ESS said in a statement on Tuesday. “Princeton ESS continues to illustrate extraordinary effort, time, compassion, and support for residents of Princeton and surrounding areas.”

The city’s ESS team also thanked the Community Foundation for helping the region come together through its Flood Relief Fund.

Princeton has been monitoring severe weather warnings over the last five days.

READ MORE: Princeton ‘as ready as it can be for the next 24 hours

Penticton ESS continues its unprecedented five month deployment by working with Lytton First Nations and the Village of Lytton to support wildfire evacuees and continues to support the City of Merritt with flood evacuees.

READ MORE: Penticton ESS aids evacuated flood victims


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