Every donation made in April is worth TRIPLE thanks to Economical Insurance

Topics: National, Emergencies and Disasters in Canada, Philanthropy News
April 01, 2020

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Emergency situations can change rapidly. When they do, the Canadian Red Cross has to be a step ahead of those changes. 

For the past few weeks, we are seeing fast-changing circumstances firsthand. As the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, so has our response to it . But the reality is that while we adapt to whatever happens over the next few weeks, we are also preparing ourselves for the incoming disaster season.
 
We're readying for floods, wildfires, tornadoes and extreme weather; we're recruiting volunteers, training them, and taking stock of our disaster response supplies.    

Right now, your support is urgently needed. And to help stretch your dollar even further at a time when we need it most, Economical Insurance has generously offered to triple match all donations made in April.

Triple Your Impact

It is difficult to express just how vital your support is. Donations from generous Canadians like you can have an immediate, life-changing impact on someone experiencing a crisis. When you give to the Canadian Red Cross, you're helping to care for vulnerable people; you’re providing food, shelter, clothing, and comfort to Canadians in need. 

This month, thanks to Economical Insurance's generous triple match, every dollar you give will go three times as far. That means an already generous donation of $100 has the impact of $300, but only if you give before midnight on April 30, 2020. 

The Proud Supporter

One of Canada's leading property and casualty insurance companies, Economical Insurance has been protecting Canadians' homes, cars, businesses, and farms since 1871.

"Economical is proud to partner with the Canadian Red Cross and help build safer and more resilient communities," said Rowan Saunders, President and CEO, Economical Insurance. "Through this national partnership, Economical is helping Red Cross deliver training that helps prepare people for emergencies so they are better able to help themselves and assist those who cannot, including children, isolated seniors and persons with disabilities.”

Why We Need Your Help

When disaster strikes, we mobilize. On average, we respond to an emergency every three hours, helping more than 300 Canadians per day as a result. As we enter flood season, ramp up for summer responses and continue to respond to the ongoing pandemic, your donations will go towards training and recruiting volunteers, and will also help us replenish our disaster response supplies. As the COVID-19 outbreak impacts more Canadians, we will continue to rely on the generosity of our supporters for our response to evolve alongside it. 

We are working with governments and medical professionals across Canada to provide relief, supplies, psychosocial support and financial assistance to those most affected by COVID-19. Our Emergency Field Hospital remains on stand-by, ready to deploy. In the coming weeks we expect our response to COVID-19 to not only continue, but increase.

Do Your Part Today

Every dollar donated to the Canadian Red Cross makes an impact on the lives of those affected by emergencies and disasters, and this month, those dollars go three times further. There is no better time to donate: every dollar gifted, and then tripled thanks to Economical Insurance, will go toward keeping Canadians safe and helping those affected by crises with the vital assistance they need to recover. 

When it comes to helping, we can’t hesitate. We hope you won’t either – you only have until April 30 to make your gift have triple the impact

*All donations made by April 30, 2019 will be matched up to a maximum of $150,000 by Economical Insurance.