Do you want to give back to your community while making a difference to those affected by a disaster?
You can participate by volunteering through groups such as the Canadian Red Cross (who are equipped to train and make the most of your skills),
OR, by giving a financial donation to a local volunteer group.
The RDNO cannot accept donated items such as clothing, blankets, or furniture. Although this is thoughtful it is also a financial and logistical challenge to coordinate during an emergency. The time and cost of accepting, sorting, storing, and dispersing such items often exceeds the benefits. The best way to support those affected by an emergency is through a financial donation or by volunteering your time.