By Avert staff
The Red Cross is providing $500 in financial assistance to Atlantic Canadian households most impacted by the hurricane-force post-tropical storm that hit the region on Sept. 23-24.
The funds were made possible by the Canadian Red Cross Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal, which raised more than $16 million, not including government-matching funds.
The Red Cross says the funds will be distributed to eligible households in the most-affected areas beginning next week. More than 56,000 households have registered with the organization in the affected provinces.
Louise Castonguay, vice-president of Atlantic Canada for Canadian Red Cross, said in a news release the Red Cross teams have been working hard to support those affected by the hurricane.
“We understand that recovering after a disaster can be difficult and hope these funds will help those most affected by this hurricane to meet their urgent needs. As recovery continues, the Red Cross will be there to help support and guide people along the way,” Castonguay said.
This assistance will be provided to those most in need in the following areas:
– Prince Edward Island
– The following areas in Nova Scotia:
- Antigonish County
- Cape Breton Regional Municipality
- Colchester County
- Cumberland County
- Guysborough County
- Inverness County
- Pictou County
- Richmond County
- Victoria County
– The following areas in Newfoundland and Labrador:
- Channel-Port Aux Basques
- Margaree-Fox Roost
- Rose Blanche – Harbour le Cou
- Diamond Cove
- Burnt Islands
- Isle aux Morts
- Grand Bay East
Learn more at www.redcross.ca.
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