Ottawa flood: here's how to get and give help

Ottawa’s 2019 spring flood has been pretty bad so far, and the worst of it hasn’t even arrived yet!


If this natural disaster has affected you directly, there’s good news! Some businesses and companies have stepped up to lend a hand!

Lyft has activated its “Wheels For All Program” for the weekend, which will provide free rides to City of Ottawa Emergency Community Support Centres at the Pinecrest Recreation Complex, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, and the Ron Kolbus Centre.


If you haven’t been directly affected by the flood, want to help those who have, but can’t volunteer to fill sandbags, there’s a few options to choose from!

You can give a monetary donation to the Red Cross of Canada by clicking HERE!


The West Carleton Food Access Centre is specifically asking for grocery and gas cards.  You can also e-transfer funds to

I’m sure there’s lots of other ways to help and get help.  If you’ve got a tip, email

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