Honda Canada Foundation Helps With Spring Flood AppealMay 15th, 2017
Today, the Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) made a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Spring Flood Appeal. The funds will be put towards relief and recovery efforts in the Province of Quebec, which has recently been affected by devastating floodwaters in 175 communities.
The Canadian Red Cross is working hard to provide the necessary aid and services to help flood victims during this challenging time. To date, close to 4,700 Quebec residents have been hit by flooding. Nearly 3,900 residents are still unable to go home. Honda’s donation to the Spring Flood Appeal will assist the Canadian Red Cross’ efforts to provide reception and information, registration and family reunification, emotional well-being support, first aid, food and lodging, as well as cots and blankets.
“Honda’s intention is to support the many individuals and families devastated by the recent floods in Quebec, as supporting Canadians in times of need is a key pillar of the Foundation’s mission,” said Dave Jamieson, Chairman of the Honda Canada Foundation. “As we have responded to past natural disasters at home and abroad, supporting the Canadian Red Cross is an effective way to quickly help those affected. Honda encourages all Canadians to donate to the Canadian Red Cross at this time in order to assist the most vulnerable citizens affected by this severe situation.”
Honda Canada Foundation
The Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) is focused on four key pillars – family, environment, engineering and education — with a commitment to give back to communities across Canada. Each year more than $1 million is dispersed to groups in need through more than 500 grants.The HCF is involved with several national and local organizations including Earth Rangers, Rick Hansen Foundation, CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish, and Make-A-Wish® Canada. Over five million Canadians have benefited from Honda Canada- and Honda Canada Foundation-funded charitable programs to date.