Emergency Aid for Ottawa-Gatineau Region Tornado Victims
Samaritan’s Purse considers it a privilege to serve alongside emergency responders.
“It’s in the top two or three traumatic events that have affected our city [during its 163-year history],” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told news media, in describing the tornadoes that blasted through the region on September 21.
More than 40 homes in the community of Dunrobin alone were flattened or destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and will remain that way for days, local utilities have warned. We are consulting with Ottawa-area emergency authorities to coordinate our response.
The Disaster Relief Unit is outfitted with generators, pumps, hand tools, and safety gear to equip our trained staff who will recruit, train, and deploy caring clean-up volunteers from across Canada.
Homeowners in need of assistance can call 1-844-547-2663. If you are interested in volunteering, please: Sign up to Volunteer