OTTAWA, Dec. 21 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Canadian Red Cross launched the relief fund “ Typhoon Rai (Odette) in the Philippines ” to help those hard hit by the devastating storm that made landfall in the region on December 16, 2021. Known locally as Odette, Typhoon Rai resulted in severe flooding and landslides as well as the forced displacement of hundreds thousands of people.
Donations made to the Canadian Red Cross will be used to meet the immediate needs of disaster victims, support relief efforts, foster long-term recovery, build resilience as well as prepare the Philippines and regions affected surrounding areas, including neighboring countries, to emergencies. The aid provided and the regions in which the interventions will take place may change depending on emerging needs and possible disasters.
Canadians who wish to make a donation to the relief fund: “Typhoon Rai (Odette) in the Philippines” can do so online at www.croixrouge.ca, or by phone at 1-800-418-1111.
About the Canadian Red Cross
Whether here or abroad, the Red Cross makes sure it is with the population before, during and after a disaster. 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 Societies of the Red Cross. Red Cross and Red Crescent, the mission of the Canadian Red Cross is to help people and communities in need in Canada and around the world and to build their resilience.
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