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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Apr 28 Community Flood Open House -Donation Info!

Kawartha Lakes Mums -Were You Flooded Out? 

Kawartha Lakes is still in a state of emergency, due to Gull River not being stabilised yet.
An official donation account has been set up for flood victims, and an open house for flood victims is being held today in Coboconk.

Coboconk : Kawartha Lakes Flood Victim Open House

Sunday, April 28th 2 – 3:30pm  City of Kawartha Lakes is hosting an Open House at the Coboconk Lions Hall at 9 Grandy Street The meeting is to provide information and updates to residents and members of the public who have been directly affected by the recent floods. City and agency representatives will be available to answer any questions including:
  • Mayor and Councillors, 
  • Health and Social Services, 
  • Fire and Paramedic Services,
  •  City of Kawartha Lakes, 
  • Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, 
  • OPP, 
  • Red Cross 
  • Kawartha Conservation
The Health Unit will have important information on safely cleaning up flood damage.

Donations for Kawartha Lakes Flood Victims

As of Friday April 26, 2013, the City of Kawartha Lakes set up a trust fund to help facilitate private donations for disaster relief as requests from concerned citizens wanting to contribute were received by the City of Kawartha Lakes.
 Donations will be accepted at all Municipal Service Centres or can be made at the Lindsay Royal Bank, to the Disaster Relief Trust Account. Charitable Donation receipts will be issued for all donations over $10. This account will be turned over to the Disaster Relief Committee once it is established. Eligibility to the private component of provincial assistance depends on local fundraising efforts, we are providing an avenue to begin collections.
 'We want to thank those who have offered to do fundraising on behalf of the flood victims.' writes Brenda Stonehouse City of Kawartha Lakes Communcations Officer, adding 'However, we cannot support independent fundraising efforts at this time and we do not want to inadvertently create an avenue for fraud.'

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