Flood Assistance

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE...

Westview Bible Church is here for you.  
If you need help in some way related to the flooding, 
please call 514-626-5460 ext. 101
or email office@westviewlife.org

Operation Montreal Flood - Helping Hands(more details on their Facebook page), out of the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire, are providing hot meals, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene, medical items.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday for the rest of this month, the Klondike Steakhouse at 100 Rue Sainte Anne in Sainte Anne De Bellevue, will provide a free hot meal (soup, pasta and coffee) to any in the area who have had their homes impacted by the flood.

HOW YOU CAN HELP... (Updated on May 21st)

IMMEDIATE NEEDS…

A family had the majority of the items that were in their basement damaged by the flood and now unusable. If you have any of the following items to donate, that would help them greatly:  

Kid’s beds (2 needed), blankets, vacuum cleaner, Washer / Dryer, food. Call Jeff if you have items for this family. 

Please let Jeff know if you can help: 514.831.8985


Samaritan's Purse Flood Relief Assistance:

Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Unit is partnering with local churches, as they begin the work of assisting flood affected homeowners; they will be pairing local church volunteers with trained Samaritan’s Purse leaders to clean-up flooded homes and prepare them for repair.

The work will be focused in the Hudson and Rigaud communities, and will be based out of Hudson Community Baptist Church.

Samaritan’s Purse are seeking volunteers to help in the following capacities:

1.    Crew Chiefs, Team leads (people with some prior experience in leading teams)

2.    Members of work crews (you will be outfitted and oriented), no prior skill or training is needed.

3.    French speaking Home Assessors for Rigaud, who will engage with the homeowners in technical aspects and relationally (need to be people who understand the framework of a house;  contractors, independent contractors, home inspectors, trades people, facility committee people).

4.    People who are fluent in the French language to work alongside Samaritan’s Purse staff in receiving phone calls from homeowners and other French speaking people at the office, and in the field to interface with homeowners, and work crews.

Please consider how you could help in one of these areas.  There are short term and long term opportunities to serve.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register as a volunteer on the Samaritan’s Purse website - click here.

"Operation Montreal Flood - Helping Hands".  The Immediate Relief Center at the Holiday Inn, Pointe Claire continues to operate. The Facebook group is "Operation Montreal Flood - Helping Hands".  They are open 8 am to 8 pm. If you would like to volunteer, there is always work to do.  If you would like to donate, we need cleaning supplies (bleach, sponges, rubber gloves, baking soda, paper towels etc,) personal items, mens deodorant, hand cream, first aid supplies, polysporan, alchohol wipes, bandaids etc.  Also hot individual meals or sandwiches, juice boxes, snacks etc.  Everyday we are taking food out to flooded people and volunteers and taking care of immediate needs for the many people who are temporarily living in the hotel. Please contact Kim at: 514.261.0199

Clearing their basements: Many homeowners who were affected by the flooding have begun the process of clearing out their homes - putting items from damaged basements to the front of their property..  We encourage you to keep an eye open as you drive or walk around, to see where there are people you could help in this aspect.

Food for those in need:
 West Island Mission and On Rock have been receiving non-perishable food.   The response has been in abundance, so there is no current need from them for food items.

Housing:
 The Red Cross is housing those displaced from their homes, in local hotels for a few days.  Following that time frame, there will be needs in the shorter and longer term for those people to have a longer term place to stay until they can return to their homes.  We have notified the Red Cross that we can help in this way.  There will also be other people on their own initiative who contact us needing accommodation.  If you are able to house people, please contact the church office, and we will keep your name on a list, then will connect you with people in need, as they become known to us. If you have already contacted us to offer your home, we have you on the list already - thank you so much.

Financial DonationsWest Island Community Shares is receiving financial donations, as they provide frontline services to the West Island Community. We encourage you to support their fund by donating to them: http://www.communityshares.ca


The Red Cross is also receiving financial donations to help those affected by the flooding.  We encourage you to support their fund by donating to them: https://t.co/32DJdca609 https://t.co/DLtHJSlAMx

Ongoing:
 We have further connected with the borough of Pierrefonds and the Red Cross to let them know that we can help prepared meals and housing.  We will keep updating on our Facebook page and here, as we become aware through them and through other avenues, of other specific means in which we can help.  Anyone without computer access can also call the church office to find out how they can help.

For any needed info., contact the office: 514.626.5460 ext. 101 / office@westviewlife.org