United States 2005-1

International Information

International Operation Name : United States 2005-1

International Mission Name : United States 2005-1

Mandating Organization : Government of Canada

Region Name : North America

Location : United States

Mission Date : 3 September 2005

Mission Mandate : To transport Canadian Red Cross and Department of Foreign Affairs personnel to Houston, Texas

Canadian Forces (CF) Information (United States 2005-1)

CF Mission/Operation Notes : In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) began operations to assist the American Red Cross. Thirty-seven CRC volunteers went to Louisiana and Texas to assist their American counterparts in providing safe shelter, warm meals and comfort to some of the 135,000 evacuees who were staying in 470 Red Cross shelters.

The first group of volunteers, 25 in all, flew to Houston on a CC-150 Polaris flight on 3 September, along with five members of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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