Support for Families Continues

Today, more than 65 families who were evacuated for the evening of August 14, 2019 received support – because of the incredible generosity of Londoners. Cheques for $250, as well as vouchers for donated goods and lists of discounted and donated services, were delivered by hand within the evacuation area. Neighbours also canvassed the affected areas to connect with individuals and families who have not yet been reached.

For those who were evacuated but have not yet received support, please complete this online form to share contact information, so that we can distribute support as quickly as possible.

A process is currently being established where the most affected individuals and families can access more funding over the short, medium, and longer term. This funding will be distributed on a needs basis. More details on this process will be communicated as soon as possible.

Families are actively working with insurers to determine coverage and needs, and this takes time. In the unlikely event that more funds have been donated than are needed by the families most affected, the families together with community organizations will determine how the funds should be used to support other needs and have a positive community impact in Old East Village.

We thank Londoners for their generous support for the families affected by last week’s disaster. Individuals and organizations wishing to give are encouraged to continue to do so through the Woodman Families Fund at Libro. You can contribute to this fund by visiting any London Libro branch, or by donating online to Life*Spin through Canada Helps.


Date: Friday August 30, 2019

Author: jen