Relief available for storm-ravaged Uxbridge residents

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Published July 4, 2022 at 10:48 am

The State of Emergency in Uxbridge is over but help is still available for those affected by the devastation caused by the EF-2 Tornado that touched down in the town May 21.

The Township rescinded the State of Emergency on June 27.

Local assistance is available through the Durham Region Social Services satellite office at 2 Campbell Dr., which is open Mondays and Thursdays each week from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Various resources are available including family counselling and drop-in appointments are welcome.

For more urgent needs regarding housing, food or personal services, contact (905) 666-6239 ext. 1751 or email [email protected]

Provincial aid is also available and Queen’s Park has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program for Township of Uxbridge residents who qualify. The deadline for application is Monday Oct. 17. To learn more about the program go to www.Ontario.ca/disasterassistance, where you can find information on Homeowner/Tenant support and about Small Owner-Operated Business or Farm support.

The Township is still picking up tree debris from the storm and has completed in-town pick-up north of Brock St and south of Brock St., east of Main St. Any tree debris placed at the curb after crews have completed pick-up on a given street will not be removed by the Township. Durham Region will accept bundled tree branches and bagged tree debris as part of their regular yard waste pick-up.

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

Donations can also be made to the Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Foodbank or the Uxbridge Salvation Army.

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