Appeal Launched to Help People Impacted by Hurricane Eta in Central America

OTTAWA | November 14, 2020

The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Hurricane Eta in Central America Fund to help provide much needed aid to people and communities devastated by the recent storm. The Red Cross is working to coordinate emergency relief and recovery efforts as a result of Hurricane Eta and get help to people in affected areas as quickly as possible.
 
 Starting on November 3, Hurricane Eta, a Category 4 hurricane, made its way through Central America causing heavy rains, flooding, and damage to infrastructure, homes and crops. It has affected more than 3.6 million people in all Central American countries and caused extensive damage in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.
 
 
Money raised will enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help individuals in the impacted areas, including Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala, providing critical support for relief, health and recovery. These activities and the impacted areas may evolve based on emerging needs and subsequent disasters.
 
Canadians wishing to make a donation to the Hurricane Eta in Central America Fund can do so online at www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
@RedCrossCanada | facebook.com/CanadianRedCross | redcross.ca/blog  
Red Cross donor inquiries: WeCare@redcross.ca or 1-800-418-1111
 
About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.
 
MEDIA CONTACTS
English Media: 1-877-599-9602
French Media: 1-888-418-9111