Posted: Thursday, 26 May 2011
Brandon, Manitoba, has been facing massive flooding over the past few weeks. The United Way Brandon has set up a Community Emergency Relief Program in partnership with and at the request of the City of Brandon. The Program has two priorities:
- to help workers who have lost their jobs, or had hours reduced because their place of work is in the evacuated zone;
- to assist low income families in the mandatory evacuation zone.
United Way Brandon launched this program with $20,000 and the Brandon and District Labour Council will be making a contribution. Jan Chaboyer, President of Brandon Labour Council, is one of the city councillors with whom the UW is working closely.
These families and individuals will be assisted with rent, mortgages, utilities, taxes, food and other needs that will arise in the near future related to the flooding. United Way will receive donations, provide tax receipts for them and distribute those funds back out to support those who have been affected by the mandatory evacuation.
Donations can be sent to:
United Way of Brandon & District Inc.
201 – 101 Rosser Avenue