Posted on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 2:36 p.m.
United Way offers flood recovery help
The United Way chapters of Eastern Ontario have offered a helping hand for municipalities and homeowners punished by the 2019 Ottawa River Spring Flood.
“Just like we did after the National Capital Region was devastated by tornadoes last fall,” stated Michael Allen, United Way president, in a May 7 press release, “now we are bringing key organizations together to support our local communities in diverse ways as we recover from the aftermath of the floods.”
United Ways chapters in Prescott-Russell and other parts of Eastern Ontario will partner with municipal governments, social service agencies like Valoris and the Salvation Army to work out how best to help homeowners and local neighbourhoods recover from the receding flood waters.
Huawei Canada has donated $100,000 to the United Way After the Floods project for relief work, including mental health support for individuals and families dealing with the trauma of forced evacuation and damage to their homes and personal possessions, reaching out to local seniors who may feel more vulnerable because of the floods, and other services.
The United Way continues to accept donations pledges for flood recovery work at www.afterthefloods.ca.