THUNDER BAY – Mitchell Curtis, Ray Barnwell Jr., Melody Lavallee, Jessica Sharpe, Dan Chiarello, Lisa French and Shannon Hobbs and many more people stepped up during the emergency in the East End to man the desks, phones, emails and help people in our city impacted by the flooding.
Through their efforts, in the first days of the emergency, there was a focal point for donations of food, clothing, and supplies.
The doors to the centre established at St. Peter’s Church have now officially closed.
The group issued a note on their efforts:
“As we have previously stated this group of volunteers was created to meet the immediate needs of those affected by this terrible disaster. We feel at this time our goal has been accomplished
“We are here to inform the group and the general public that the volunteers of St. Peter’s Church have closed the doors tonight and officially ended our operations.
“It is with both sadness and joy we do this. We have joy because the goal is met, and now the Red Cross, Salvation Army and so many more will be carrying on the mission during this time of healing and recovery for our great city. It is a time of sadness because we will greatly miss the incredible and resilient people who’s strength and determination has profoundly impacted the hearts of the entire group. It was our pleasure to be involved in a small way to the help our community, it’s residents and fellow neighbors all across the city.
“Red Cross and all other services will coordinate from the white tent in the church parking lot to continue providing aid to those in need.
We as a group want to thank all those people and businesses who gave their time, their money, and donated goods to the community we all care about so much”.
The group has thanked Thunder Bay for their support.
Thunder Bay thanks these dedicated volunteers who saw a need, and without question moved to fill the void.