Give what you can to bring hope to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian - September 17, 2019
Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, has struck and caused extensive devastation on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas. As many as 13,000 homes may have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving individuals, children and families without adequate shelter. In certain areas extensive flooding is believed to have contaminated wells with saltwater creating an urgent need for clean water. The full extent of humanitarian needs will continue to emerge in the coming days, including, the impact of Hurricane Dorian on Atlantic Canada.
To help those in need, the Peel District School Board has set Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 as Toonie Tuesday to send urgent support to respond to the needs of individuals, children and families affected by Hurricane Dorian. Your contribution will help enable the Canadian Red Cross to support emergency relief and recovery efforts and get help to people in affected areas as quickly as possible, including Atlantic Canada, should a need exist. This includes the delivery of much-needed supplies such as tarpaulins and shelter tool-kits to help people recover from this disaster.
On Sept. 17, you can choose to send a toonie or make a contribution through School Cash Online. Please do not use the "Make a Donation" button on the school's website. You will receive a notification via e-mail from School Cash Online or you can visit School Cash Online to make your contribution. All proceeds collected by the school will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross, to provide immediate support to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from the Canadian Red Cross. To receive a tax receipt for a cash donation of $20 or more, please complete all of the required information on the pledge form sent home with your child and submit it to your child's school with your donation. The Canadian Red Cross will send a tax receipt to you directly.
Alternatively, you can opt to make a secure donation online directly to the Canadian Red Hurricane Dorian Appeal at: www.redcross.ca/Dorian/PeelBoard. Tax receipts for online donations of $20 or more will be made automatically through the Canadian Red Cross website and sent directly to you.
is a completely voluntary campaign and any contributions are welcome and
for lending a helping hand to those who need it most.