Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Canadian government will match Canadian donations for relief in Haiti

Only 2nd to Afghanistan, Haiti receives the highest amount of Canadian support/funding/ resources than any other country.

The Canadian Government announced today they will match dollar for dollar, up to $50 million dollars, what Canadian residents donate to accepted charities, such as the Red Cross.

You can read more about this in this article from The Toronto Star.

Our C-17 DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) has just landed in Haiti and our government will be providing $5 million dollars in humanitarian assistance.

My friend Eunice is attending medical school in the Dominican Republic.  She messaged me today to say that she is ok, but was very scared when they were on Tsunami watch for 5 hours after the quake.

If you can donate, please do!!

Click on the link to the RED CROSS to be taken to their home page to make a donation.


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