Hurricane Fiona

Thank you to everyone who assisted in our Fiona Emergency Response Appeal. We raised over $6,000 in support of older people in Nova Scotia. 

We are grateful to partner with Community Links Nova Scotia to provide this support in the communities. 



On Saturday, September 24th, Atlantic Canada was struck by the tropical storm Fiona, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec in need of emergency relief.

Atlantic Canadian Hospitality is legendary, but Fiona was an unwelcome guest: flattening, flooding, or washing away homes and destroying roads, powerlines and infrastructure. Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston called the damage left behind "heartbreaking.”

Almost 1 in 4 people in Atlantic Canada are over the age of 65 and face acute challenges.

Your support is helping older people with emergency relief. Funds raised will be supporting Community Links Nova Scotia’s micro grants supporting older Nova Scotians in the crisis with:

  • Fuel for vehicles, power tools or generators
  • Meals, groceries and water
  • Personal care items
  • Outreach and social support (ex. check-ins with older adults)
  • Transportation, delivery, and other mobile services
  • Minor house or property repairs
  • Other identified needs

Seniors in need include low-income individuals with a priority focus on members of under served groups, those living in rural settings and caregivers.

Thank you for supporting older people affected by Hurricane Fiona.

Photo Credit: NOAA/GOES-East, Zoom Earth, The Watchers