SAINT-LAURENT, QC, March 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Saint-Laurent's Council has announced $100,000 in funding to support the most vulnerable residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding has been distributed as follows:
- $50,000 to Centraide's Emergency Fund
Through its contribution, Saint-Laurent is joining its voice to those of the other boroughs as well as to that of Ville de Montréal in a concerted effort to meet basic needs, such as food aid. Thanks to these efforts, $1,040,000 has been donated to Centraide's Emergency Fund to date.
- $50,000 to community organizations in Saint-Laurent
Saint-Laurent's Administration is taking action at the local level to support the growing needs of community organizations on its territory. This special financial contribution of $50,000 is therefore additional support offered by the Borough to local organizations in response to the anticipated increase in demand from already vulnerable clienteles. The qualifying criteria and selection process will be announced shortly.
"Saint-Laurent has a long history of working closely with community groups. We are therefore contributing $100,000 so that organizations in Saint-Laurent as well as vulnerable people can benefit from financial support or some respite within the common fight against COVID-19," stated Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
For further information: Source: Michelle Jirava, chargée de communications, Direction d'arrondissement, Division des communications et des relations avec les citoyens, 514 855-6000, ext. 4326, [email protected]; Information: Marc-Olivier Fritsch, chargé de communications, Media lines: 438 368-3318 or 514 825-6231, [email protected]