Funding appeal launched to help people impacted by the flooding
APRIL 30, 2020 – In support of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), the Canadian Red Cross is encouraging people evacuated due to flooding in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area to register with the Red Cross Call Centre at 1-800-863-6582, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. MT.
People who have already registered with the RMWB, or are staying with family and friends, are encouraged to also register with Red Cross. Registration with Red Cross ensures people are accounted for, can be contacted while away from home, and can be reached with information and assistance on further services that may be available during this time of need.
Additionally, the Canadian Red Cross launched the Fort McMurray & Area Floods Fund to help those affected by severe flooding in the region. Money raised by the Red Cross will assist affected individuals and communities with flooding relief, recovery, resiliency, and risk reduction support.
Canadians wishing to make a donation are encouraged to contribute to the Fort McMurray & Area Floods Fund online at www.redcross.ca, or by calling 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.