Canada Matches Contributions for Pakistan
Eight months ago, our brothers and sisters in Haiti were struck by immeasurable tragedy. In the wake of that disaster, Canadians responded generously by giving over 200 million dollars to eligible Canadian charitable organizations in support of the reconstruction efforts in Haiti; this amount was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government of Canada. Overall, over 400 million dollars has supported Haitian relief efforts.
Tragedy has struck again – this time, in Pakistan. Now is the time for us to reaffirm our commitment as global citizens. We’ve proven once before that when called upon, together, we can deliver.
The Government of Canada has once again pledged to match, dollar for dollar, the contributions of Canadians to eligible Canadian charitable organizations in support of the relief effort in Pakistan between August 2 and September 12. With this date fast approaching, time is running out to make your contribution go twice as far.
The people of Pakistan are facing trying times. With the support of the Government of Canada and other global partners, we can help them rebuild and recover. On August 3, Canada made an initial contribution of $2 million through CIDA for the delivery of emergency food, water, sanitation, shelter, non-food items, and health services.
On August 14, Canada pledged up to $33 million in further support. And, after September 12, the Government of Canada will announce even further offerings on behalf of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast who opened their wallets and gave what they could to help the Pakistani people.
With your support, organizations like the Red Cross, the UN and other Canadian non-governmental organizations will ensure that Canada’s response to the flood is effective and meets the needs of the people of Pakistan. Royal Galipeau, MP Ottawa–Orléans