MONTREAL, March 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Many Centraide partners have responded to the call to contribute to the COVID-19 emergency fund since its launch last Friday. To date, we have received a financial commitment for more than $3M from: BMO, Cogeco, Desjardins, Énergir, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Hydro-Québec, Industrial Alliance, METRO, National Bank, Omega Laboratories, Power Corporation, Sun Life, and the Ville de Montréal and its boroughs.
We are also in talks with over fifteen other companies, foundations and major donors.
"The number-one priority for the emergency fund is to ensure the food security of families, children, seniors and all vulnerable people, whether they have limitations or are newcomers to our territory, and give them the support they need to get through this crisis. We thank everyone for showing their local love," said Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal.
Centraide's goal is to respond to eligible community agencies within 48 hours of a request for financial support. The process has been streamlined to have a quick impact on as many people as possible who need help.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is calling on the public's generosity as well. Anyone who lives in Montreal, Laval and the South Shore and who can generously contribute in these uncertain times can make a donation to the COVID-19 emergency fund by going to Centraide of Greater Montreal's website at centraide-mtl.org or by texting COVID to 80100.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is active in the territories of Laval, Montreal and the South Shore. Vulnerable people who don't know where to turn for help can call 211 or visit 211.qc.ca for referrals to the best resources for their needs. For more information, visit centraide-mtl.org, follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) or subscribe to our newsletter.
SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal
For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Advisor, Centraide of Greater Montreal, 514-288-1261, extension 242, [email protected]