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