World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to this past week's severe flooding in Burlington, along with its partner Samaritan's Purse.
Two months of rain fell in a couple of hours on Monday, August 4. Hundreds of basements were flooded and Burlington mayor Rick Goldring says over 1,578 people were affected.
The city of Burlington will be applying for financial aid from the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
DRS Early Response Coordinators will be in the impacted area this coming week and will be making contacts with leaders from churches, local government, and other organizations.
There may be opportunities for volunteers to assist with the clean-up and recovery effort.
Those who are interested in volunteering should provide their contact information to World Renew by calling 905-336-2920. We will contact you with more information as the response develops.
Please pray for those who were affected, and those who will be responding.
or mail your cheque marked “Storms 2014” to
World Renew Canada
P.O. Box 5070 STN LCD
Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y8