The Canadian Red Cross continues to provide vital assistance to people in Ukraine and surrounding countries. Red Cross teams are working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to provide urgent items in an effort to alleviate human suffering caused by the conflict. Collectively, the Red Cross has supported more than one million people who have been impacted to date.
Funds for the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal have raised more than $128 million, which includes $30 million in matching funds from the Government of Canada. Funds, including multiple donations from efforts in Park-Extension, are being used to provide neutral and impartial emergency assistance such as vital medical supplies, food, water, clothing, shelter, hygiene items, heating fuel, psychosocial support, and other urgent items to help those in need.
The situation is complex and Red Cross teams are adjusting to evolving situations. On a daily basis, the Red Cross is providing life saving support and continues to scale up relief efforts, working alongside other humanitarian organizations and local authorities to ensure the response is effective at reaching as many people as possible with critical assistance. Specifically in Ukraine, 10-thousand volunteers are delivering key items such as water, food, and blankets. Red Cross teams have also worked with local authorities to support the emergency evacuation of communities, bringing approximately 58-thousand people to safety.
“Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the Red Cross continues to provide vital assistance and scale-up its response to helping those who are inherently vulnerable when fleeing conflict. Around the world, the Red Cross is known for its ability to navigate complex environments and our teams are experts in reaching people who are negatively impacted by tragic events, such as what is occurring in Ukraine. As a neutral and impartial organization, the Red Cross is committed to addressing the immediate and evolving humanitarian needs of everyone affected.” said Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross
For residents of Park-Extension wishing to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal they can either do it online at redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by texting UKRAINE to 20222 to donate $10