Storm clean-up continues, funds still available

For some, the wicked wind storm in late May is a distant memory, but on roadsides and private property, the damage is still being cleaned up.

Travelling the backroads of Whitchurch-Stouffville you can find many places seemingly untouched and others nearby that were devastated. While driveways and roadways have mostly been cleared, many residents still toil to clear large branches and trunks. In some cases, the removal has been an industrial task with professional machinery required. That also takes some money, and patience, as tree maintenance and lumber companies are still backed way up.

If you find your property in need, the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville would like to remind you that a $25,000 donation from the Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund is available to help pay for damages.

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund (WSLF) was created to help support the financial needs and efforts of local service groups and charities who work to enrich the lives of Whitchurch-Stouffville residents.

Residents can be reimbursed for up to 50 per cent of their expense to clear up to a maximum of $500 per household. One application per household is permitted and applications can be made until August 31. Applications for relief can be attained by emailing [email protected].


Photo: It may look like a logging operation, but it is just continued clean-up on private property of the devastating storm that pushed through the area in May.

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