Published Date: October 14, 2016
A torrential rain and wind storm starting on Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2016, caused significant damage in parts of Atlantic Canada. In addition to road and bridge washouts and power outages, hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in the greater Sydney area of Nova Scotia and along the south coast and into central Newfoundland and Labrador.
Red Cross teams are on the ground to help provide emergency food, water and shelter to impacted households.
Donate to the Atlantic Floods 2016 Appeal
Donations will be used to provide relief for those affected in the form of emergency food, clothing, shelter, personal services, and other necessities to help assist with recovery and resiliency. Canadians wishing to make a donation are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Atlantic Floods 2016 Appeal
Canadian Red Cross Appeals
When we launch an appeal, donations made in response to it are used to help communities and countries identified in the appeal to recover from emergencies and disasters by providing immediate assistance and relief. Once these urgent needs have been met, we may use any remaining funds in and beyond the region to strengthen resilience to future emergencies and disasters or to provide humanitarian aid in the event that new needs arise.
The fundraising cost related to any emergency appeal will not exceed five per cent. Remaining funds will be used for Red Cross operations to support vulnerable people, families and communities.