Langley Community Services Dealt a Heavy Blow After Severe Flooding
FLOODING AT LCSS
On November 14 2021, Langley Community Services Society (LCSS) was hit by an unprecedented flood which impacted all the buildings on our property. As the water receded the next day, we were left with tremendous damage from structural to environmental concerns from the debris left behind. The impact from the flood left us no choice but to shut down on-site programs for a couple of days and shift to alternative ways for service delivery if possible. These services included our Counselling Programs for youth and adults, Settlement Program, Substance Use Program, Family Connections Program along with our Child Care Resource and Referral Program.
WE ARE OPEN
While the main site was closed for several days due to severe flooding. Remediation companies were quickly brought in to assess the damage and give the all-clear for employees to start returning. Most workers were back in their offices by the end of November and LCSS is happy to report that most services are now up and running. While the restoration process is ongoing, the agency is working hard to ensure there are minimal impacts to the services provided.
We Need Your Help
At this time we would like to reach out to the community to help us rebuild so we can go back to doing what we do best- supporting our community! Since our agency is near a floodplain, our insurance deductible is $50,000. A tremendous cost and we hope the community will rally together and help us raise enough money to cover this amount. Your generosity will go a long way to help our society and if we raise more funds than needed, then all of the additional money will go to helping and supporting those that are the most vulnerable through our many programs.
We acknowledge that our work takes place on the traditional and unceded lands of the Kwantlen, Matsqui, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. As well, we acknowledge the Inuit and Metis Nations peoples who live and work on these lands.