GATINEAU, September 27, 2018 – Ever since it was established, Centraide Outaouais has been investing the donations it receives in areas where the needs are most urgent and, true to its mission, is announcing an investment of $10,000 to support severely affected victims of the Gatineau tornado, especially in the areas of Mont-Bleu and Daniel Johnson.
“The recent tornado brought destruction to a section of the city that is home to hundreds of vulnerable, low-income persons, stated Daniel Jean, Chair of the Board of Directors. These are populations that we serve and we are deeply concerned by the trauma that they are experiencing at this time.”
Many of the agencies supported by Centraide Outaouais have already been hard at work since last Friday, helping to meet the most pressing needs of the victims, specifically la Maison communautaire Daniel-Johnson and Pop ta soupe, which includes la Manne de l’Île, le Regroupement des cuisines collectives de Gatineau, la Soupe populaire de Hull and l’Escouade anti-gaspillage. The $10,000 investment will be shared among these agencies.
“We want to especially recognize the work and the expertise of la Maison communautaire Daniel-Johnson and Pop ta soupe, added Nathalie Lepage, Executive Director. But in the months to come, many of the agencies in our larger family will be providing services to tornado victims whose needs, unfortunately, will not all have been met. We need to remember that other municipalities were also seriously affected. Donations to Centraide Outaouais are needed now more than ever.”
Centraide Outaouais would also like to acknowledge the enormous contribution from the Red Cross, with which we are complementary to the extent that the agencies that we support provide services, such as psychological support, help with finding accommodation, and even food.
Donations can be made to Centraide Outaouais by going to www.centraideoutaouais.com or by contacting Julie Brassard directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 819 771-7751, ext. 240.