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Responding to Hurricane Fiona

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power after Hurricane Fiona hit the east coast of Canada. Three provinces experienced torrential rainfall and powerful winds, uprooting trees, felling power lines and washing homes out to sea. Families and churches were in urgent need of help to recover after damage to property. The most vulnerable people in the Maritimes were immediately at risk.

The Maritime District of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada responded quickly, mobilizing churches on the east coast to reach their communities. ERDO supported the district’s work, matching donations up to $10,000 for immediate assistance.

One community in particular on the easter edge of Cape Breton, Glace Bay, was hard hit. The community faced many challenges before the hurricane, and after were struggling with no power and little food. Lighthouse Church in Glace Bay prepared over three hundred meals for families in the area. Thanks to generous donations, ERDO was able to help Lighthouse Church get up and running.

Thank you so much for supporting Canadian churches as they responded to a crisis in our own midst. Your donations made a huge difference to families in urgent need.

Our Impact in Charlottetown, PEI

Prince Edward Island was hard hit by Hurricane Fiona, as many families lost power for up to three weeks, trees were downed and inflation on the island increased by up to 20% after the storm.

Families lost the entire contents of their fridge and freezers in the power blackouts after Hurricane Fiona. Alongside Calvary Church in Charlottetown, we were able to give out $2000 worth of grocery cards to single mothers, immigrant families waiting for VISAs and families who are living below the poverty line. A few portable generators were supplied to houses without power to provide electricity for people’s basic needs. Farm cleanup efforts were held in order to clear fields from debris.

Calvary Church, alongside Upper Room Foodbank were able to supply warm clother, sleeping bags and dry goods to homess people who had their tents and other shelters damaged in the hurricane.

Thank you for supporting the work of Pentecostal churches during this crisis situation in Canada.