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Thunder Bay Residents Doing All They Can For Haiti

Thunder Bay might not be the biggest or the fastest growing city in Ontario, but residents in the area certainly didn’t care one bit, giving over $20,000 to Thunder Bay’s Red Cross branch in just one day. This by far is the biggest amount collected by the organization’s branch in the city in the span of one day.

The donations will be sent to the earthquake victims in Haiti.

Aside from money, thousands of residents dropped by the Thunder Bay Red Cross branch to deliver supplies needed by the victims ranging from canned and other non-perishable food items, to clothes, to shelter, to medicine, and other necessities.

Since efforts began to raise funds for Haiti, Red Cross Canada has so far collected close to $40 million in donations from all regions across the country.

Indeed, Thunder Bay residents are doing all they can to pitch in that the local Red Cross was forced to extend its operating hours this week, due to the number of people willing to make a donation.

However, the Red Cross isn’t alone in its efforts to raise funds for Haiti. The local Salvation Army has raised another $4000 this week, and they look to be sending even more funds to Haiti as the days go by.

Thunder Bay Residents Doing What They Can to Help Haiti

In the wake of the massive 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, almost every country in the world is doing what they can to pitch in and help the country. Already, Canada has been organizing a national relief for the earthquake’s victims, pooling donations such as food items, clothes, and money.

The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, has also been amassing relief goods as well as cash donations. Residents in the area are flocking to the city branch of the Canadian Red Cross to do what they can to help. Hundred of people have dropped by with various supplies ranging from canned goods, clothes, and more.

According to Thunder Bay Red Cross branch manager Rob Kilgour, they have so far received $12,000 in cash donations for the Haiti victims as of Thursday afternoon. Their team of volunteers have also been taking calls non-stop from people asking how they can help. Residents both rich and poor are making efforts to do what they can, Kilgour observed.

Thunder Bay’s Salvation Army is also accepting donations for the Haiti victims. The national non-profit group has already sent an amount of $100,000 in cash less than 48 hours after the quake. Those with mobile phones subscribed to Rogers and Bell are encouraged to text the word HAITI to immediately donate $5.

Our prayers go out to those affect by this disaster.