Philippines relief funds accepted at Victoria City Hall

The Canadian government will match the donations of individual Canadians until Dec. 9.

Cash donations to the Red Cross are being accepted at Victoria City Hall to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Tax receipts will be provided for amounts of $25 and over.

Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, affecting millions and displacing more than 600,000 people. An official death toll isn’t expected for weeks, but could be as high as 10,000 people in one city alone.

The Canadian government will match the donations of individual Canadians until Dec. 9. For more information, visit redcross.ca.