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Monday November 11th, 2013

Posted at 4:42pm

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As the Philippines recovers from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, The Canadian Red Cross is accepting cash donations which the Government of Canada had pledged to match.

“Humanitarian assistance is urgently needed as more than 4 million people in the Philippines have been affected by this super typhoon,” says Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. “The Red Cross remains on high alert and continues to help prepare communities in the storm’s path.”

The Government of Canada will match the donations of individual Canadians between November 8th and December 9th, 2013. Those funds will go into a relief fund that is separate from the Canadian Red Cross and will be administered by the Government of Canada. Funds raised through this program will support on-going humanitarian assistance in typhoon affected communities.

As well, Ontario will Contribute $1 million to the Red Cross for Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Premier Kathleen Wynne remarked “Like so many people around the world, I have watched the unfolding tragedy in the Philippines with great sorrow. To those who have lost or are still waiting to hear from loved ones, I want you to know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

To donate online, you can follow this link here.

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