Update: Windsor Flooding Declared a Disaster by the Province, and Samaritan’s Purse is Coming to Help with Cleanup
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has declared Windsor’s flood a disaster and reports that applications for disaster assistance relief are available on the Ministry website.
Application forms will also be available at City of Windsor customer care centres and the City Hall reception desk in the coming days.
Family Services Windsor-Essex will be available to assist residents who require help filling out applications. Once residents have the application form, they are requested to call 519-966-5010, or toll free 1-888-933-1831, during the day for assistance.
Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Canada is joining the relief effort in Windsor.
Samaritan’s Purse mobilizes specialized staff and equipment, as well as hundreds of volunteers, when natural disasters occur. Their focus is low-income residents, seniors, people with disabilities, and those who don’t know where else to turn.
In a news release today Samaritan’s Purse reports it is looking for both volunteers and residents in need.
Anyone who needs help to clean up a flooded home can call 1-844-547-2664.
To volunteer, please go to SamaritansPurse.ca/Windsor.
Samaritan’s Purse also reminds residents that donations to assist relief efforts are always welcome. Learn more about donating at Samaritan’s Purse’s Canadian Disaster Relief page.
Residents can also call 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get more information on this and other community services available to those affected by the floods.