Update on Red Cross support for those impacted by Fiona

Ottawa | October 13, 2022

More than $11 million in financial assistance already distributed

The Canadian Red Cross continues to support those significantly impacted by post tropical storm Fiona that hit parts of the Atlantic provinces and Quebec with hurricane-force winds and damaging storm surge September 23-24. To date, the Red Cross has registered more than 79,000 households in all provinces impacted by the hurricane, and already distributed more than $11 million in financial assistance to over 32,000 eligible households.
The financial assistance provided to date is either on behalf of the provincial government in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador, or it is Red Cross financial assistance for eligible households from the most impacted areas that are unable to meet their basic needs as a result of the hurricane.
To date, the Red Cross has also:
  • Provided emergency shelter for more than 1,200 individuals.
  • Provided support at 20 shelters and/or reception centres in partnership with local authorities.
  • Provided more than 5,700 emergency items to impacted individuals and communities, including hygiene kits, cots, blankets and teddy bears for children.
  • Mobilized more than 240 Red Cross personnel to support with this emergency response.
Those impacted by Fiona are encouraged to register with the Canadian Red Cross by phone or online. Registration can be completed by calling 1-800-863-6582 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ADT or at www.redcross.ca/hurricanefiona.
Important information:
  • If a person has already registered with the Red Cross online, over the phone, or in person for their household they should not register again. Once a Red Cross registration number has been received by a household for Fiona that household is considered registered. Any duplicate registrations may delay the process as additional validation will be needed.
  • If you have been contacted by the Red Cross to validate your identity, please bring government-issued photo identification with you. If you do not have any government-issued photo identification, then please bring your provincial health card and a piece of mail from the government or a service provider for your household, such as a bill for utilities, that is addressed to you.
  • If you live on Prince Edward Island, we kindly ask for your patience if you have not yet received the $250 payment for your household on behalf of the Government of PEI. The Red Cross has already distributed payments to nearly 60 per cent of the registered households on the Island. The remaining households are either in the process of payment, with funds being distributed daily, or still in the validation process due to more than one registration received for the household or incomplete information provided upon registration. Please only visit a reception centre if you are unable to complete your registration over the phone or online, have been asked to visit a reception centre in person to validate your information, or if you have urgent needs as a result of the hurricane.
Canadian Red Cross teams are committed to helping the people impacted by the hurricane and continue to work alongside community leadership and all levels of government to best support individuals, families and communities impacted by Fiona in their journey to recovery.
Canadians wishing to make a donation to the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal can do so online at redcross.ca, texting FIONA to 20222 to make a $10 donation, or by calling 1-800-418-1111. The Government of Canada will each match every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross until October 23, 2022.
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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 helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
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