Disaster Relief Committee raises $1,255,244 for Thunder Bay Flood Relief

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

Disaster relief fundTHUNDER BAY – $1,255,244 raised by Disaster Relief Committee. The sum of donations raised toward the flood relief over the past five months and two weeks represents an amazing effort. The total is not yet at the goal of $5 million dollars, and may not get there.

The total money raised is likely to have some arm chair critics complaining. The reality is however the efforts by the volunteer committee is impressive. Compare their efforts to, for example the United Way which has a full year and a lot of infrastructure behind its fundraising efforts. The United Way in 2011 raised $2.5 million.

The efforts of the Disaster Relief Committee in raising $1.2 million in a far shorter time frame is impressive.

Those efforts have been hampered in some ways by reports of law suits, and concerns raised by critics about their efforts. The project volunteers have continued forward doing the best they can, and still are raising an impressive amount of needed money.

The funds raised are matched by the Provincial Government.

Thunder Bay Disaster Relief – How to Donate:

A charitable tax receipt will be issued for donations upon request. All funds raised for the Thunder Bay & Area Disaster Relief Fund will be matched by the Province through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.

All existing funds raised and any new donations to the Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross, and the United Way for the flood relief efforts will be transfered directly into the Thunder Bay & Area Disaster Relief Fund.

How you can donate to Disaster Relief:

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 PHONE

United Way: 807-626-1750 – Accepts Credit Card

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY [725-2769] – Accepts Credit Card

Canadian Red Cross: 1-800-418-1111 – Accepts Credit Card

BY MAIL

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

United Way of Thunder Bay
1093 Barton St., Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5N3
Accept Cheques Made Out To: United Way of Thunder Bay with memo line: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Salvation Army National Processing Centre
P.O. Box 8200, Winnipeg, MN R3C 4W5
Accept Cheques with memo line: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Canadian Red Cross
5700 Cancross Crt., Mississauga, ON  L5R 3E9
Accept Cheques with memo line: Thunder Bay Disaster Relief Fund

IN PERSON

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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