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As municipalities across Eastern Ontario and beyond begin to transition out of crisis response and into long-term recovery, United Ways in Eastern Ontario are looking ahead to support local residents after spring flooding.
Since the City of Ottawa and communities across Eastern Ontario issued a State of Emergency on April 25, United Ways were in contact with frontline agencies, municipal governments and partners to determine how spring flooding has affected different areas of the region, and what residents in those neighbourhoods will need to find stability after the water subsides.
United Ways will work with partners like the City of Ottawa, the County of Lanark, the City of Clarence-Rockland, the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, West Carleton Disaster Relief, Britannia Village Community Association, 211, Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario, Valoris, the Township of Champlain CEMC, the Town of Arnprior, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Ottawa Public Health, The Salvation Army, and others to determine the areas of greatest need across Eastern Ontario.
“Just like we did after the National Capital Region was devastated by tornadoes last fall, now we are bringing key organizations together to support our local communities in diverse ways as we recover from the aftermath of the floods,” said Michael Allen, President and CEO of United Way Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew Counties.
United Way invests resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts we identify the root causes of the biggest social challenges facing our community and help find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. One hundred percent of donations to United Way stay in their local communities to help those most in need.