Updated tornado response information, Oct. 3
Special to WC Online
WEST CARLETON – The communications and logistics arm of the Dunrobin Community Association updated the community on needs and volunteer help.
Heather Lynn Zwicker, an administrator with the Dunrobin Disaster Assistance Group (DDAG) Facebook page released a statement updating the community on current needs.
The Facebook page is being used by the Dunrobin Community Association as a voice to the greater community as it responds to the fallout of the Sept. 21 tornado and the extensive damage done in West Carleton.
Savvy Seconds – Vera Jones at 613-240-8644. Savvy Seconds is accepting clothing donations only. She needs volunteers to help sort and organize the overflow into her new pod. Please call if you can help. Winter coats are in stock. Please go and shop. its totally free.
Families currently do not need furniture. If they do DDAG will make a post requesting a specific item.
The Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Kanata Food Cupboard and West Carleton Food Access Centre are taking donations. Gift card donations can also be dropped off at TD Bank in Bells Corners and MPP Merrilee Fullerton’s office at 240 Michael Cowpland Dr.
Early Childhood Educators needed. Volunteer daycare is being run by Janetta Boomer and she needs help. She has been going non-stop since the tornado and needs to look after her own property and damages. If you are an ECE and can assist please call Boomer at 613-720-6244
If you are a home owner and need help with your property Samaritan’s Purse is available at 1-844-547-2663. They are coordinating private property clean-ups. You need to register with them. Please tell them exactly what you need help with and they will coordinate the job. Please note they are working in specific areas on certain days. Your patience is appreciated.
If you want to come out and help with the clean-up effort, please come directly to West Carleton Secondary School. You will register as a volunteer with the City of Ottawa who is on site and they will set volunteers up with a team directed by Samaritan’s Purse. They are sending buses out with teams at 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. shifts. Snacks and refreshments are on site. If you are skilled or have a tool to help please tell Samaritan’s Purse so they can ensure you are sent to someone who needs you.
The DDAG is asked daily what it needs. The answer is the needs change constantly. The DDAG has decided each evening we will be meeting with all other teams on site to see what the consensus is with respect to items needed. Please watch for this announcement every evening on our Facebook wall.
Housing – offers and needs:
If you are in need or have an offer of housing please send to Marc Papineau and his team. They have set up this email so that no one gets missed. firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Mailboxes from Dunrobin Plaza are moving to 3162 Dunrobin Rd. at Vances Side Road.
If you have a specific need or question unrelated to any of the above call DDAG logistics coordinators Alex 613-612-4335 or Peter 905-252-0853.