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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.

LISA GERVAIS The Lind­say Post

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.

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