CFDC DONATES $5K
Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation donated $5,000 to aid flood relief efforts in northern CKL.
The Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation ( KLCFDC) has donated $ 5,000 to the Kawartha Lakes Disaster Fund trust account, to assist those most in need after the recent flooding.
Their donation brings the total to date to just under $10,000.
On Tuesday, René van der Meijden, Hazel McInnis and Gord Miller were on hand to receive the cheque on behalf of the disaster relief committee.
“I am very pleased to be able to provide this cheque on behalf of the KLCFDC board of directors and staff. We are fortunate to have the capacity to access funds from outside our government programs and make an independent decision to support those in need,” board chair Ian Crockford said.
“While this isn’t in the main programming mandate of what we do every day in support for local business, it certainly is in aid of our community and that is very important to us.”
The KLCFDC may also be able to provide other options to assist business owners in need of support.
“We would ask anyone looking for this or possibly other business-related assistance to please contact our office,” said general manager Andrew Wallen. “If there’s a need, then we want to do everything we possibly can to help.”
Mayor Ric McGee said, “This is a very generous donation and will go a long way to assist residents that were seriously impacted by this spring’s floodwaters. Also, it’s a great start for our Disaster Relief Committee volunteer members and a good sign that many more donations are on their way from other great community organizations. We thank the KLCFDC and wish the Disaster Relief Committee great success as they work hard to overcome the never before seen, flood of 2013.”
Meanwhile, Kent Fitzhugh from the ministry came to the city yesterday ( Thursday) to do a presentation and training session for the committee, which now comprises Miller, McInnis, Van der Meijden, Gerry Armstrong and Grant Allman. City treasurer Carolyn Daynes will lend financial support to the committee and ODRAP coordinator Robert Smith. Smith will be involved in the private component only and has responsibilities associat- ed with fundraising, communications, claims review and committee support to name a few of the tasks.
From left in the back, committee member Gord Miller, Ward 3 Coun. David Hodgson, KLCFDC's Andrew Wallen, committee members René van der Meijden and Hazel McInnis, Ward 2 Coun. Emmett Yeo, Mayor Ric McGee, and the KLCFDC's Ian Crockford.