Canada has experienced an exceptionally hot and dry period, with climate change playing a key role, which has contributed significantly to the out of control fires. Thousands of families have been displaced, like in Yellowknife, power outages are disrupting daily life, and homes and businesses are at risk. People from low-income, rural, and First Nations communities have less access to support and bear the brunt of the long-term impact of fires like these.
All donations to this fund will support communities affected by the wildfires in Canada, including communities affected by air quality issues. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in impacted areas, particularly those working with low-income, historically underserved communities.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Canada Wildfire Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Provide support to frontline workers, like meal cards for firefighters and search and rescue teams
- Meet other needs that emerge
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GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $250M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).