United Hurricane Relief Fund

Supporting community agencies to meet basic needs, in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.

Meeting needs quickly

People who are marginalized or living in poverty are disproportionately impacted when a natural disaster hits. That’s why Emera and Nova Scotia Power provided a foundational gift of $250,000 to establish the United Hurricane Relief Fund. Community agencies are often the first place people seek help and are a trusted resource in community. This fund was designed to help those organizations meet basic needs for people who lost food or wages due to the impacts of Hurricane Fiona. It was established quickly so that dollars could flow into community immediately.

So far, the United Hurricane Relief Fund has supported areas most impacted by the hurricane, including Halifax, Northeastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Below are the community organizations that received funding in HRM. United Ways in Pictou County and Cape Breton are also working with community organizations to disburse funds outside HRM.

United Hurricane Relief Fund Recipients

  • Adsum Association for Women & Children
  • Akoma Family Centre
  • Alice House
  • Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre
  • Beechville Baptist Church
  • Chebucto Connections
  • Chebucto Family Centre
  • CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch
  • East Preston Family Resource Centre
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia
  • Fairview Resource Centre
  • Halifax Refugee Clinic
  • Halifax Transition House Association (HTHA) Bryony House Shelter & Outreach Programming
  • Independent Living Nova Scotia
  • LOVE Nova Scotia
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center
  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
  • North Preston Daycare Centre
  • Old School Community Gathering Place
  • Sackville Area Warming Centre, a project of Beacon House
  • The North Grove
  • The Stepping Stone Association
  • Veith House
  • Welcome Housing and Support Services
  • YWCA

With support from Nova Scotia Power and Emera, we were able to get resources quickly into the hands of community members in need impacted by Hurricane Fiona in Fairview. Thank you!

Fairview Family Resource Centre