DONATE TO FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS
West Carleton Disaster Relief has identified 3 vulnerable families who even now, a year and a half after the floods, struggle to start their recovery. Their homes need extensive repairs or rebuilds. We have volunteers willing to give their time and assist with the construction work but the funding that is available to these families through insurance or the DRAO (Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians) is very limited. It will not be enough to cover the basic costs to rebuild a home. These families need our help to finally recover.
Your donations to WCDR will support residents and volunteer efforts to recover from the 2019 Floods.
The flood of 2019 was an event that in many respects had no similarity to anything in our history. Our "1 in a hundred" flood occurred in 1979 when water surpassed the 60.0m disaster threshold for 11 days. In 2017 the river exceed 1979 and surpassed 60.0m by 8" for 12 days. In 2019 the water passed 1979 by 18" for 39 agonizing days. The visible damage inflicted by the surface water paled in comparison to the losses caused by the extended ground saturation, electrical & gas shutoffs.
As with the 2017 Flood and the 2018 Tornado; funds raised for the 2019 Flood will be used directly in West Carleton to ensure the best outcomes for the affected residents and community at large.
Gift In-Kind Donations
THANK YOU TO THE MANY MANY BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SUPPLIED FOOD AND
EQUIPMENT TO KEEP OUR RESIDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS FUELED AND COMFORTABLE.
Well over 600 homes were significantly damaged; insurance will be part of the solution for only a small number of residents and the funding available from Disaster Assistance Ontario has many substantial short-comings.
Offers of building materials and professional services will be very much needed well into 2021. It is important to appreciate that the process of understanding what people can do with their homes and what they can afford will take an excruciatingly long time. Please contact us at if you can help with recovery.