Published Date: October 4, 2016
National Red Cross Societies across the Caribbean and Central America are responding to Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane of 2016. High winds, surge-related flooding and torrential rains have damaged well-built homes, completely destroyed the homes of the less fortunate and affected infrastructures such as roads and bridges.
Based on Red Cross forecasts, more than 200,000 people could be affected between Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas and Turk and Caicos.
Donate to the Hurricane Matthew Appeal
Donations will be used to provide relief for those affected communities in the form of emergency health, water, shelter, personal services, and/or other necessities to help assist with recovery, resiliency and rebuilding better infrastructure.
Canadians wishing to make a donation are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Hurricane Matthew 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.