News Releases : Quebec

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One year after the tornadoes, the Red Cross remains present in Gatineau to support those affected

September 13, 2019 - One year after the tornadoes, the Red Cross remains present in the area to support those impacted by the disaster. This support includes financial assistance and lodging services for the most vulnerable individuals. 

Canadian Red Cross providing financial aid for flooding relief

May 03, 2019 - The Canadian Red Cross has announced financial assistance for households in affected Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario communities directly impacted by spring flooding.

Entraide campaign raises over half a million dollars for the Red Cross

June 08, 2016 - Quebec’s public and parapublic service employees and retirees demonstrated remarkable generosity as they made a $504,842 donation to the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross.

Over $1.6M Raised as Part of the Canadian Red Cross Annual Gala Fundraiser

June 02, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that its annual gala fundraiser, the organization’s largest fundraising event in Canada, helped raise a record $1.6M. 

The Red Cross Reports on the Magog Floods Fund

July 21, 2015 - Today, the Canadian Red Cross Quebec Zone and the City of Magog are releasing a report detailling the use of funds raised and the assistance offered to the community of Magog after the floods on September 2, 2013. 

The Red Cross continues to assist in Lac-Mégantic

July 02, 2015 - Two years will soon have passed since the tragic events in Lac-Mégantic, and the Red Cross continues to help the community get back on its feet. To date, 3,236 people have received Red Cross assistance, including children who have lost one or both parents, workers and students who have lost their jobs, as well as the owners of businesses affected by the disaster. Support has also been provided to 232 businesses, 17 non-profit organizations and over 150 projects. 

Gala benefit for the Red Cross in Quebec: $700,000 raised for emergency relief operations

May 21, 2015 - Montreal, May 21, 2015 – Guests attending the annual fundraiser for the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross had the privilege of being transported to the heart of Marrakesh as Montreal’s New City Gas was clothed in Moroccan finery for the occasion. This colourful event raised $700,000 to support disaster response operations in Quebec. The financial information was disclosed by the co-chairs of the organizing committee including Norman Steinberg, Global Vice-Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank, and honorary chair Michèle Dionne, a Red Cross volunteer. 

One in two people in Haiti has received Red Cross assistance over the past five years

January 08, 2015 - It has been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti, leading to the largest single country response in Red Cross history. While much progress has been made following the disaster on January 12, 2010, the Canadian Red Cross continues its long-term recovery efforts to help Haitians rebuild and strengthen their communities.

The Red Cross reports assistance provided in Lac-Mégantic: Nearly $9 million in one year

July 03, 2014 - Following the tremendous outpouring of generosity in support of the Lac-Mégantic community, the Quebec Division of the Canadian Red Cross provided an overview of the work that has been accomplished over the past year.

Desjardins Disaster Relief give $150,000 to the Red Cross for families hit by spring flooding

June 03, 2014 - In April, spring flooding in Lévis, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf and the Laurentians forced a number of families out of their homes.