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Five Vaudreuil-Soulanges community organizations receive federal funding


FILE PHOTO COURTESY A HORSE TALE (AHT) RESCUE

AHT Rescue is one of the recipients of the federal government's Emergency Community Support Fund.


In October 2020, the Government of Canada invited community organizations across Canada to apply for funding in the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund to support various COVID-19 response activities. In collaboration with the United Way Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and Community Foundations of Canada, the second round has provided funds for important community projects across Canada, including five here in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. They collectively received more than $55,979 from the Government of Canada. This amount is in addition to the $352,823.98 announced in September, which funded 12 community projects in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

The funding has supported, and will continue to support the community organizations in Vaudreuil-Soulanges listed below in their various activities that respond to the pressing needs of our citizens as a result of COVID-19 such as:


· Increasing volunteer-based home deliveries of groceries and medications;

· Providing transportation services, like accompanying or driving seniors or persons with disabilities to appointments;

· Scaling up help lines that provide information and support;

· Providing training, supplies and other required supports to volunteers so they can continue to make their invaluable contributions to the COVID-19 response; and

· Replacing in-person, one-on-one contact and social gatherings with virtual contact through phone calls, texts, teleconferences or the internet.


The breakdown of organizations in Vaudreuil-Soulanges that have received funding for their projects from this Emergency Community Support Fund is as follows:

Centre d'action bénévole L'Actuel – $23,169

Secours A Horse Tale (AHT) Rescue – $16 430

MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges pour le Centre Prénatal & Jeunes familles – $8280

Grand Regroupement des aînées de Vaudreuil et Soulanges (GRAVES) – $8100

Moisson Sud-Ouest – $45,000


“Our community organizations are doing incredible work, and have done so since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke. “The support provided to them by the Emergency Community Support Fund helps them better respond to the increased demand for their services and I will continue to do everything I can support their incredible work as we make our way through this unprecedented pandemic.”

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