#GlobalNews: « Quebec floods: Montreal Impact donates $1 a ticket in upcoming game to Red Cross »


To help families affected by the intense flooding across Quebec, the Montreal Impact has announced it will donate $1 for every ticket sold to Saturday’s Major League Soccer game to the Canadian Red Cross.

READ MORE: What to do if you’re living in a neighborhood affected by the flooding

“Our hearts go out to the victims and to all people affected by these floods,” said Joey Saputo, the club’s president.

“It is crucial, for me and for our entire organization, to support our community. All together, we can contribute in helping those who are going through some tough times.”

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The heavy rains and melting snow have flooded more than 2,733 residences, forcing the evacuation of 1,940 people in 171 municipalities.

READ MORE: Quebec floods: High water levels to peak by Wednesday

Hundreds of residents and more than 100 Red Cross volunteers are involved in flood relief efforts across the province, providing shelter and food.

WATCH BELOW: Floods ravage parts of Quebec

Tuesday, Quebec’s public security minister said flood levels are gradually dropping, particularly in the western part of the province.

Martin Coiteux says things are expected to get back to normal only at the end of the month.

READ MORE: Flooding ravages municipalities across Quebec

Residents in need of assistance, or information, are being asked to call 311.

READ MORE: Montreal, Laval declare states of emergency

To make a donation to the Red Cross, click here.

Take a look at some photos from the various flood zones:

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