Note: The following appeal is now closed. You can support our ongoing work by donating to the Canadian Red Cross
During the night of July 6th 2013, a derailed train carrying crude oil caused explosions and a devastating fire in downtown Lac-Mégantic. Canadian Red Cross teams quickly responded to ensure that the needs of evacuees were met. Some of people lost everything and your donations provide urgent support.
Nearly 600 volunteers from across Quebec were mobilized, including 148 people from the Lac- Mégantic area. Nearly 25,000 vouchers or purchasing cards were distributed, exchangeable for items such as lodging, food and clothing.
The Red Cross continues to work in the community and is supporting every affected individual in his or her recovery, as new needs arise. This includes supporting grieving families who lost a loved one, workers who lost their jobs and business owners who have lost their main source of income.
Our work is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors like you and the dedication of our volunteers.