Canadian Red Cross responds to those in need following New Brunswick power outage

Topics: New Brunswick, Emergencies and Disasters in Canada
February 28, 2013

Canadian Red Cross responds to those in need following New Brunswick power outage

On January 31, 2013, many residents of New Brunswick lost power as a result of damage sustained by high winds and rain in the province. While some individuals regained their electricity quickly, others spent several days without any power. 

The Canadian Red Cross, one of the most active charity organizations in the country, leapt into action by providing immediate aid to those who lost power.

Canadian Red Cross opens temporary warming centre
Quispamsis, Rothesay and Sussex were among the most heavily affected areas. On February 1, more than 4,000 homes and businesses in those areas were without power. As a result, the Canadian Red Cross and the Town of Quispamsis opened a temporary warming centre to provide relief for  those affected by the storm.

Providing relief and assistance
The emergency in New Brunswick impacted many Canadians, but the Canadian Red Cross has helped those affected in many ways.

When disasters strike, the Canadian Red Cross strives to meet the urgent needs of affected individuals by delivering much-needed aid. Food, water, shelter and clothing are just some of the essentials the Canadian Red Cross works tirelessly to provide for people in the aftermath of emergencies. 

In addition to providing assistance, the Canadian Red Cross helps people learn how they can be ready before an emergency through emergency preparedness programs and education. 

How you can help
Emergencies and disasters happen every day, but with assistance from organizations like the Canadian Red Cross, people in need are able to gain the resources to rebuild and recover from setbacks.

Both domestically and abroad, the Canadian Red Cross delivers assistance to those who are affected by adversity.

With the support of Canadians like you, the Canadian Red Cross can continue to help individuals impacted by hardships. By choosing to donate online or at your local Canadian Red Cross office, you can make a difference today.