WS Legacy Fund supports those hit hard by tornado

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund (WSLF) Board of Directors recently presented Mayor Dave Barton of Uxbridge with a cheque for $25,000 to support tornado relief efforts.

These monies will be deposited with the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation and used to assist those in the neighbouring municipality who have been displaced because of the Tornado.

On May 21st, an EF-2 Tornado touched down in Uxbridge leaving behind extensive damage. The township declared a State of Emergency which will remain in effect while they receive support and resources from aid organizations and other levels of government.

“As a result of the tornado, we now have at least 40 individuals in Uxbridge who no longer have a roof over their heads,” Uxbridge Mayor Dave Barton said. “We are grateful to our neighbours in Whitchurch-Stouffville and the WS Legacy Fund for their support in rebuilding our community.”

“Being able to support a neighbouring community is not only a good thing to do but the right thing to do,” said board chair Greg Smith. “My fellow board members and I are pleased to be able to assist Uxbridge residents in their time of need.”

The WSLF also announced that $25,000 in funds is now available to WS residents in need of financial support to pay for damages to their property caused by the recent storm. Residents may receive 50 per cent of their expenses reimbursed up to a maximum of $500 per household. If you have already paid to have work completed on your property, send an email to [email protected] to receive an application form for reimbursement. This one-time application intake period closes on August 31.

Those wishing to make financial donations towards a Relief Fund can do so via the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation or can contact [email protected].

 

Photo: The Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund Board of Directors recently presented Mayor Dave Barton of Uxbridge with a cheque for $25,000 to support tornado relief efforts.

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