Ottawa Senators and their fans join local tornado relief effort
OTTAWA – On Sept. 21, 2018, several communities in the Ottawa-Gatineau region – Dunrobin, Riverside South/Hunt-Club and Gatineau in particular – were devastated by a tornado. This is our home and being part of a community means coming together in times of need.
The Ottawa Senators would like to acknowledge the efforts of the first responders in the Ottawa-Gatineau area and our support for Hydro Ottawa and Hydro-Quebec who are working diligently to help the hundreds of thousands who have lost power as a result of the storm. The Senators would also like to thank the Canadian Red Cross for their relief efforts for the citizens of our region.
The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and their fans aim to raise funds to assist in communities and families here at home and have created a GoFundMe campaign in support of those impacted. The Ottawa Senators Foundation has guaranteed that it will match the first $25,000 raised by the GoFundMe campaign.
At this stage, we do not know the full extent of the financial needs faced by those affected by the Tornado. For this reason, we are starting our campaign with a 25,000 target, which the Ottawa Senators Foundation has guaranteed to match. As the situation evolves and the campaign grows, we will adjust our commitment to better meet the needs of the community.
We have also been in touch with officials at the City of Ottawa and Gatineau. With their first responders and utilities meeting the most pressing needs of those affected by the tornado, they indicated the best way to help was by providing financial support to the rebuilding effort.
To donate, please visit the GoFundMe page by clicking here.
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