Thanking Our Group – Ottawa Storm Reduction Meals Drive
On Friday, September, 21st 2018, Ottawa and the encompassing space skilled one thing by no means earlier than seen within the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR). Surroundings Canada confirmed that six tornados touched down within the NCR with speeds reaching as much as 265 km/h, also referred to as an EF3 twister. Ottawa’s Nepean neighbourhood, Gatineau, and Dunrobin had been hit the toughest, nevertheless many neighbourhoods skilled extreme injury. A number of houses, companies, and colleges had been leveled, as much as 100 households are with out houses, and as much as 170,000 folks had been left with out energy – some for a number of days.
CLV Group and InterRent properties in Ottawa’s west finish and downtown had been amongst these affected by the storm. The positioning employees on the properties labored tirelessly over the weekend to assist residents who wanted help. Sadly, due to the assorted energy outages, many individuals misplaced massive portions of perishable meals, this consists of meals companies equipped by the Ottawa Meals Financial institution. The Ottawa Meals Financial institution provides meals for over 112 companies all through the NCR, 47% of which is recent meals. The large lack of meals positioned lots of the companies concentrated within the west finish and downtown to lose a whole lot of kilos of recent meals vital to households in want.
CLV Group and InterRent wished to do no matter we might to assist. From Tuesday, September 25th to Friday September 28th, we organized a site-wide meals drive in effort to lift funds and donations to assist the reduction efforts. Workers and residents from our places of work and buildings unaffected by the storms generously donated non-perishable meals and demanding provides to the Ottawa Meals Financial institution. In simply a few days, we had been capable of donate 1200 lbs of meals and provides – our largest donation up to now.
Along with the donations collected, CLV Group and InterRent donated $50,000.00 to the Ottawa Meals Financial institution to assist replenish misplaced provide. Each $1.00 raised by the Ottawa Meals Financial institution is the same as $5.00, which implies that $250,000.00 of meals will discover its option to those that want it most.
We’re impressed to be a part of a group that has proven such compassion on this time of disaster. Bettering our communities is a pillar in our values, and with the continued assist of our employees and residents, we stay up for persevering with on this mission and are proud to be a part of this group.
Thanks to all who generously donated time, cash, and meals towards the reduction efforts. If you want to donate additional, financial donations may be accepted at www.ottawafoodbank.com or go to their warehouse at 1317 Michael Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.