Ottawa Is Asking Their Fellow Canadians For Help Following The Devastating Tornado

Here's what you can do to help Ottawa after the terrible storm on Friday.
Ottawa Is Asking Their Fellow Canadians For Help Following The Devastating Tornado

Canadians were shocked after areas of Ottawa and Gatineau were destroyed on Friday night due to tornados ripping through the West Ottawa area. The storm left thousands without power and others completely homeless.

While restoration efforts have swung into force and government officials like Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford have visited the areas of destruction, many people have been left suffering due to the storm. 

READ ALSO: Police Are Investigating An Angry Racist Attack At Local Ontario Grocery Store Parking Lot (VIDEO)

Thank you to the hydro workers, first responders and all the other front-line staff who have been working around the clock to support Dunrobin and other devastated communities.

September 23, 2018

To everyone dealing with the aftermath of the tornado in Dunrobin, ON & the Ottawa-Gatineau area – stay safe, follow the instructions of first responders and check in with people who might need extra help. We’re monitoring the situation and thinking of everyone affected. #onstorm

September 21, 2018

While thousands in the area are still without power, many others are now facing a crisis of finding a place to live after the storm destroyed their home. Close to 300 buildings have been completely destroyed, as well as many others damaged. 

READ ALSO:Doug Ford Finally Visited Ottawa After The Devastating Tornado Storm And This Is What He Has To Say

After such a tragedy, Ottawa is asking for help from their fellow Canadians and need it more than ever. Ontario actually enacted the Disaster Relief Recovery Assistance for the city because of the terrible state caused by the tornados. 

We are very proud of @RenCtyParamedic crews, Sierra Team & our Drone Pilots for responding to multiple calls for service from #Calabogie to #Dunrobin due to #onstorm tornado. Strong teamwork with #CACC's, @LanarkMedic@Ottawa_Medic serving many people in need of #Paramedic care.

September 22, 2018

So, how can you help the people in Ottawa and Gatineau effected by the storm? The Red Cross is asking that all Canadian's interested in donating give head to their fundraiser online or call 1-800-418-1111. If you're interested in giving household items for families looking to rebuild you can donate them to the Salvation Army.

READ ALSO: There Won’t Be A Skating Rink Outside Of Parliament Hill In Ottawa For Winter 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by yesterday's storm. Thank you to all the first responders and citizens who stepped up to help those in need. #OTTstorm

September 22, 2018

The city's NHL team is asking for sports fans to contribute to a GoFund Me in honour of the city. The target of $25,000 was already surpassed but the more you give the larger amount of people they can help! 

READ ALSO: CRA Scams: An Organized Operation In Mumbai Is To Blame For One Of The Biggest Scams In Canada’s History

The Kanata Food Cupboard will also be taking food donations on Monday, September 24th for those looking to help ensure everyone has a full belly. Their deliveries will be determined by those who need food the most, but donations can be received between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday.  

While Ottawa area was greatly affected by the storm, so was Gatineau, Quebec. Canadians in the area can help out those displaced in Gatineau by dropping off donations, such as hygiene products and non-perishable food products, at the old Sears building on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull. 

READ ALSO: Unfortunately, Ottawa's New LRT System Won't Be Ready Until 2019 Now

The donation centre opened today from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, but will be open the remainder of the week for additional donations. 

The conditions in Ottawa may seem tragic currently but a strong community can always rebuild with support. 

There's no doubt that Canada's capital is supported by the rest of the country and will be restored to its former self as soon as possible. For now, we just hope that those without power and without homes are safe and cared for. 

More from Narcity

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.