Canadian Red Cross announces direct financial assistance to New Brunswickers

The Canadian Red Cross has announced direct financial assistance to New Brunswickers impacted by the spring flood. 

The organization says $300 will be provided per eligible household and is intended to help residents meet basic needs. 

The funds will be distributed over the next few days through electronic funds transfers directly into the bank accounts of households that have registered, while alternate arrangements will be made for households who do not use online banking. 

The Red Cross says donors across Canada have contributed to the New Brunswick floods appeal, which was launched by the Red Cross on May 3rd and has raised approximately $650,000.