[social-work] DISASTERS: FIRE : ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE : COUNTRIES: CANADA : TOURISM AND TRAVEL : CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS: Behind the Largest Response to a Disaster in Canadian History

 

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DISASTERS: FIRE :

ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE :

COUNTRIES: CANADA :

TOURISM AND TRAVEL :

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS:

Behind the Largest Response to a Disaster in Canadian History

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Behind the Largest Response to a Disaster in Canadian History

JANET MCFARLAND AND JILL MAHONEY

The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, May 13, 2016 8:46PM EDT

Last updated Saturday, May 14, 2016 3:43PM EDT

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/
red-cross-working-fast-to-distribute-funds-to-fort-mcmurray-to-residents/
article30025068/

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It is the largest response to a disaster in Canadian history: $86-million in 10 days has poured into the Canadian Red Cross for relief in Fort McMurray, a figure that will skyrocket once government matching contributions are included.

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As the money continues to roll in, the unprecedented deluge puts a spotlight on the Red Cross as the agency in control of the lions share of the public giving to help the victims of the wildfires in the northern Alberta city. The organization has already moved more quickly than ever before to distribute large up-front sums to help residents cover some of their evacuation costs, but the majority of the Red Crosss spending is yet to come.

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Once the emergency relief phase passes, charity watchers are questioning who should decide where all that money is spent. And, critically, how will the Red Cross ensure its funding decisions mesh with the priorities of the community and the work of dozens of other major players who will guide the rebuilding, including governments, insurers, other charities and corporations with big donation plans of their own?

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Little has been decided yet about who will pay for what in the rebuilding process  or even what the needs will be once residents return to the city. But what is clear already is that organizations based in Fort McMurray must be key players in directing contributions because their knowledge of the community will prove essential in the rebuilding effort, said Bob Wyatt, executive director of the Muttart Foundation, an Edmonton-based private charitable group.

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Nobody has an absolute right to be the lead agency in this. We all need to work together to figure out how this is going to happen and the best way to make it happen, and that includes the people who are most directly affected, he said.

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With its national network and decades of experience, the Red Cross has become an institution in Canadas disaster-response system, attracting the vast majority of all individual donations during a crisis and receiving the powerful stamp of government approval through partnerships.

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The federal and Alberta governments have both pledged to match individual donations to the Red Cross  a commitment that does not apply to any other charities. In addition, the Alberta government is giving the Red Cross, which is responsible for registering evacuees, $2-million in seed money to kickstart operations. As well, the Ontario government is donating $500,000 toward the Red Crosss relief efforts.

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In the past, the Red Cross has faced questions for moving slowly on some of its spending, but it appears to have learned from recent experience.

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The agency took many by surprise when CEO Conrad Sauvannounced on Wednesday that the charity will immediately distribute $50-million to evacuees  $600 per adult and $300 per child  through e-mail transfers.

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The payment is the most important cash transfer we have done in our history, and the fastest one, Mr. Sauvtold reporters.

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For those working in the charitable sector, it was a welcome show of nimbleness from Canadas disaster-response behemoth.

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After the Lac-Mantic train explosion in 2013, the Red Cross issued a two-month update report saying it distributed just $300,000 on an emergency basis to local residents in the first month after the disaster, accounting for a tiny fraction of the $14.8-million the agency ultimately collected in donations. Within six months, the Red Cross said it had spent or committed $5-million of the total.

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