How to help during the Ottawa-Gatineau tornado

If you've been affected by the tornadoes that struck the National Capital Region? Are you looking to help? This is your place to connect.

Need to charge your electronics? Offering food? Connect on our Facebook page

An Ottawa firefighter hands Alex Carlson his laptop, which he found in Carlson's home that was damaged by a tornado in Dunrobin, Ont., west of Ottawa, on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The storm tore roofs off of homes, overturned cars and felled power lines in the Ottawa community of Dunrobin and in Gatineau, Que. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

If you've been affected by the tornadoes that struck our region, or if you want to help, CBC Ottawa has created a spot to connect.

The "Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Community Connector" Facebook group is a place for anyone to share their ideas to help people without power or looking for shelter and supplies.

We'll also be posting news updates to help keep everyone informed.

For those looking to help financially, the Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations online.

The Ottawa Food Bank is also looking for donations here.

The Salvation Army is accepting clothing, furniture and household items to help the tornado victims. People can make donations in person at Salvation Army thrift stores, or to arrange a pick-up for larger items call 1-613-247-1435 ext. 228.​

The City of Gatineau said people who want to donate non-perishable food items and baby products can go to the former Sears store at the Galeries de Hull during mall hours.

Merrilee Fullerton's Kanata-Carleton constituency office will be open at 9 a.m. on Monday to start accepting donations and supplies as well as help residents who have lost any provincial documents.