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Samaritan’s Purse preparing to help those hurt by flooding in Ontario and Quebec

May 17, 2017 • Canada
Hundreds of volunteers spent weeks cleaning out flood-damaged homes in High River, Calgary, and other southern Alberta communities after 2013's catastrophic floods.
Hundreds of volunteers spent weeks cleaning out flood-damaged homes in High River, Calgary, and other southern Alberta communities after 2013's catastrophic floods.

Samaritan's Purse is sending its Disaster Relief Units to help homeowners affected by flooding in Ontario and Quebec.

As floodwaters begin to recede in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, Samaritan’s Purse is using donations from people like you to move our Disaster Relief Units into the region and work with churches to help people in Jesus’ name.

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More than 2,700 residences were flooded in over 170 municipalities due to an unprecedented combination of snow melt and rainfall. Almost 2,000 people were forced to leave their homes in communities such as Rockland, ON, Gatineau, QC, and Rigaud, QC.

The situation is so bad in Quebec that more than 1,600 Canadian soldiers were called in to help provincial and municipal authorities.

“Our field teams have been assessing the situation to gather information about the damage, and we are meeting with churches, municipal officials, and other non-government partners in the area to provide a coordinated response,” said Brent Davis, Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s response director.

Our Disaster Relief Units are currently on site in eastern Ontario and western Quebec and our teams will work with local churches to pair volunteers with trained Samaritan’s Purse leaders to clean-up flooded homes and prepare them for repair.

The Disaster Relief Units are tractor trailers outfitted with essential disaster recovery equipment including generators, pumps, hand tools, and safety gear for volunteers. They also serve as volunteer coordination centers, and are equipped with a self-contained office, communications system, and other supplies.

Our Disaster Response Unit has arrived at Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa and is being prepared for operations. Homeowners in need of assistance in the Ottawa/Gatineau area can call 1-844-547-2663.

Another Disaster Response Unit has also been deployed to the Hudson/Rigaud area 60 km west of Montreal. The Hudson Community Baptist Church is our host church at this location. Homeowners in need of assistance in the Hudson/Rigaud region can call 1-844-547-2664.

Please pray for those affected by flooding in eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. And please partner with us through your financial gifts so that as many people as possible can be helped in the name of “our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13, NKJV).

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