OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal to assist individuals throughout japanese Canada who’ve been impacted by this devastating hurricane. Money raised will allow the Red Cross to hold out reduction, restoration, resiliency and threat discount actions in and past the impacted area on the particular person and neighborhood ranges.
Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the morning of September 24 and has prompted widespread flooding, journey disruptions, and injury to properties, buildings and infrastructure, with lots of of hundreds of individuals experiencing energy outages.
“Hurricane Fiona has caused unprecedented damage across eastern Canada, impacting hundreds of thousands of people,” stated Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO on the Canadian Red Cross. “While the full impacts of the hurricane are not yet known, the needs will be immense. The Red Cross will be there to support those impacted as they recover from this devastating storm in the days, weeks and months ahead.”
In preparation for the hurricane, the Canadian Red Cross prepositioned shares round Atlantic Canada and japanese Quebec. Red Cross groups are presently offering assist in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec. The Red Cross is working carefully with native, provincial and Indigenous governments to find out the way to finest assist these affected.
People in Canada wishing to assist are inspired to make a monetary donation to the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal on-line at www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111. A $10 donation will also be made by texting FIONA to 20222.
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Red Cross donor inquiries: WeCare@redcross.ca or 1-800-418-1111
About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and abroad, the Red Cross stands prepared to assist individuals earlier than, throughout and after a catastrophe. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 nationwide Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is devoted to serving to individuals and communities in Canada and around the globe in occasions of want, and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.
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