In 2017, when Clarence-Rockland, Alfred and Plantagenet and Champlain were hit with severe flooding, we sprang into action immediately. Working alongside the Canadian Red Cross, we formed a Flood Recovery Committee in Prescott-Russell.
Together with mayors of the affected municipalities and key social services organizations, we identified a need for a Volunteer Coordination Strategy and for the promotion of the Ontario 211 service to help residents access disaster relief services.
In May 2018, we invested $30,000 to support flood-affected residents. This not only helped to ease access to existing services, but also enhanced volunteer coordination and strengthened our community’s capacity to handle future crises.
To learn more about United Way East Ontario’s ongoing flood response efforts, visit afterthefloods.ca.