Note: The following appeal is now closed.  You can support our ongoing work by donating to the Canadian Red Cross

 

Spring has brought high water levels and flooding to many parts of Alberta.  Flooding has forced an evacuation alert for approximately 650 homes in Medicine Hat and the surrounding area.  An additional 28 homes in the area between Medicine Hat and Seven Persons are under an evacuation notice and the Siksika First Nation southeast of Calgary has begun evacuating families as flood waters threaten homes and cut off access within the community.

Red Cross teams are responding in communities throughout Alberta, registering evacuated families to ensure they receive much needed assistance and can be reunited with family members if they are separated as a result of the floods.  Additional response personnel are on stand-by to provide assistance should the situation become more severe.

Red Cross will continue to provide for the needs of individuals who are affected by this disaster. Last year, our volunteer Disaster Response Teams assisted more than 650 adults and children facing crisis situations across Alberta.

How you can help

Canadians wishing to support the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Response efforts are encouraged to contribute by calling 1-800-418-1111, donating through  redcross.ca, or contacting their local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Alberta Floods” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.

The Canadian Red Cross is currently responding to the Alberta floods as well as in other communities across western Canada who are experiencing disasters. Donations made to the Western Canada Severe Weather Fund, in support of the Alberta Floods, will be used in Alberta. Should donations exceed the needs in Alberta, Red Cross will continue to support families experiencing disasters in other regions across Western Canada.