Ottawa: The Government of Canada has established a donation-matching program with the Canadian Red Cross to support people of Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec financially in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.

The federal government is matching donations Canadians and till now it has collected over $5.6 million from the public within a week after launching this initiative.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a tweet that Canadians have already donated more than $5.6 million to @RedCrossCanada this week. And because we’re matching every dollar, that means more than $11.2 million is heading to people impacted by Hurricane Fiona. The storm caused serious damage, and more help is needed.

He said, “If you can, please consider donating – we’ll continue to match every dollar donated by Canadians and corporations up to October 23rd.”

Officials said that the Canadian Red Cross is working to get help to people in and around affected areas as quickly as possible and provide humanitarian assistance for new needs as they arise. Money raised will enable the Red Cross to carry out relief, recovery, resiliency and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region at the individual and community levels.

The Government of Canada will match donations made to the Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal by Canadians and corporations up to October 23, 2022.

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