Thunder Bay Flood Relief – One Dollar can become Four

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Basement flooding in Thunder Bay - Photo by Nathan Ogden
Photo by Nathan Ogden
basement flooding
Photo by Nathan Ogden

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay & Area Disaster Relief Committee is working this weekend to raise money for those impacted by the May flood in Thunder Bay.

Parvin Halabecki shares, “This weekend we have a fund raising project at the front doors of WalMart from 9AM to 6PM. For every dollar we raise , WAlMart will match it up to $2000.00.

“That means then that becomes $4000, and also the Ontario Government will match that 2 to 1”.

Parvin adds, “That means when we raise at least $2000 this weekend, we will have $12000.00. So…I would like to send a plea to all my friends encouraging them to make a donation even if it is only a loonie, because your loonie becomes 4 loonies. That simple. Remember the disaster is not over. We need your support. Please get involved. Thanks a bunch…”

There are many challenges out there. Some are suggesting that there are issues regarding how the funds might be spent. The reality is that right now those funds have not been gathered yet. There are some saying that a possible class-action lawsuit against the city is stopping them from making a donation.

The fact is that there are people in need, and arguing about why not to help them rather than helping them is slowing the overall recovery effort.

One of the neat fundraisers is coming from Fran Loney. Fran has challenged her Facebook Friends to make a $10 donation. In fact Fran is even picking up the donations if you wish. So far her personal effort has generated $1000.

There are lots of ways to help…

If you are not in Thunder Bay, and would like to help:

Online

United Way: unitedway-tbay.on.ca/donate, select Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund from the designation options – Accepts Credit Card

Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.ca/donate, select General Donation, designate donation gift to: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund – Accepts Credit Card and PayPal

The Canadian Red Cross: www.redcross.ca/donate, select Thunder Bay Flood from donation options – Accepts Credit Card and PayPal

By mail:
Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund – Victoriaville Civic Centre Cashiers
111 Syndicate Ave. S., Thunder Bay ON P7C 5K4
Accepts Cheques Made Out To: Disaster Relief Fund

You can also make your contribution in person:

In Person

Every Wednesday Evening at Summer in the Parks at the Marina.

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
700 River St, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 3S6
Accepts Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheques Made Out To: Disaster Relief Fund

The Canada Games Complex
420 Winnipeg Ave, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6B7
Accepts Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheques Made Out To: Disaster Relief Fund

Volunteer Pool
180 Martha St., Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4A2
Accepts Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheques Made Out To: Disaster Relief Fund

Churchill Pool
130 Churchill Dr., Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1V5
Accepts Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheques Made Out To: Disaster Relief Fund

Victoriaville Civic Centre Cashiers
111 Syndicate Ave. S., Thunder Bay ON P7C 5K4
Accepts Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheques Made Out To: Disaster Relief Fund

United Way of Thunder Bay
1093 Barton Street, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5N3 [Located next to BDO Canada LLP]
Accept Credit Card, Cash, Cheques Made Out To: United Way of Thunder Bay with memo line: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Canadian Red Cross Society
1145 Barton St., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5N3
Accepts: Credit Card, Cash, Cheque with memo line: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund

The Salvation Army
545 Cumberland St., Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4S2
Accepts: Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheque with memo line: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Salvation Army Thrift Store
916 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A1
Accepts: Credit Card, Cash

Salvation Army Thrift Store
870 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1K2
Accepts: Credit Card, Cash

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