Canadian Red Cross grateful for donors after tumultuous year

The year 2020 was one of the toughest on record for the Canadian Red Cross. As the world was forced to adjust to COVID-19’s new normal, many were also faced with natural disasters and personal emergencies. Amid a global pandemic, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes left communities reeling.

But with your help, they got through it, and officials thank you for being there.

“Incredible support from our donors helped the Red Cross make Canada stronger while reaching vulnerable people across the globe,” officials said in announcing the release of the CRC Donors Impact Report. “And through all of 2020’s turmoil, we finished the year with a renewed appreciation for the things that matter most: friends, family, and community.”

During the year of 2020, Canadian Red Cross personnel helped 67,180 Canadians after disasters including wildfires, floods and house fires, provided 521,000 hours of home support for seniors and recovering patients across Canada and assisted 330 small businesses hurt by disaster.

They provided assistance to more than 9,500 families in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian and provided humanitarian assistance to more than 2.4-million people world-wide.

“2021 will no doubt bring its own set of unique challenges,” officials said. “With you by our side, we can face them together.”