Red Cross actions in disasters in Canada
Disasters can strike any time and anywhere and those in need can’t wait; their needs are urgent. Canadian Red Cross helps vulnerable communities in Canada and around the world affected by emergencies and disasters – situations ranging from individual house fires to floods that disrupt entire regions.
Following a disaster in Canada, Red Cross workers provide vital assistance for people's basic needs, including shelter, family reunification, assistance finding support, first aid, information, clothing and food.
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We work in partnership with first responders, emergency managers and public officials to support their response activities.
All Red Cross assistance is provided free of charge thanks to thousands of volunteers who give their time to train extensively and respond. Our services also rely on the generous financial support of individual and corporate donors. If you want to help, you can volunteer by contacting your local Red Cross office or by donating now.
You Make the Difference – Support Canadians Affected by Disasters
From house fires to forest fires, hurricanes to floods, the Canadian Red Cross is there for more than 20,000 Canadians who are affected by disasters each year. Please donate to the Canadian Red Cross Fund.