The Canadian Red Cross continues to assist Albertans as they rebuild their lives following unprecedented floods. In June 2013, multiple communities in southern Alberta were impacted and thousands of people were forced from their homes. Disaster recovery can be a long process, as needs and vulnerabilities continue to emerge months later. Canadian Red Cross teams are still responding to ensure people’s basic needs are met, and encourage those who are still struggling to seek assistance. More than 6,000 families have received help to date. Support is also being offered, in partnership with government and non-governmental organizations, to communities impacted by the floods, so they can build back with strength and resilience. Aid from the Canadian Red Cross is structured to not duplicate other programs.
Our organization is transparent, open and accountable in reporting how your donations are used to make a difference in the lives of those that need our help. The Canadian Red Cross Society received a grade of A+ in every category, including overall charity efficiency, fundraising efficiency, and governance and transparency from Money Sense’s 2013 Canadian charity rating report. We were also among only two charities that appeared on both the biggest and top-rated charities lists. These accomplishments prove that you, our donors, can have confidence in the fact that your dollars are used to make the greatest possible impact in the lives of Canadians and those we help around the world.