On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government would be matching donations made to the cause through Red Cross.
Cindy Fuchs with the Red Cross says they’re doing what they can for the more than 80,000 displaced residents.
“We’re helping with some of the evacuees unmet needs. So, if they need a place to stay, if they have health concerns or they don’t have anywhere to go we would help them with that.”
Fuchs asks people to be patient when calling to place a donation, because their centres are overwhelmed by the volume of calls.
The Red Cross has set up a special online form to make donations simpler.
You can also make a $5 donation by texting REDCROSS to 30333.
You can also call toll free: 1-800-418-1111
Or email: WeCare@redcross.ca