Volunteers Needed In Anticipation Of Weekend Flooding

The City of Ottawa has started a daily call-out for volunteers to help with flood preparation efforts. The number one priority this weekend is filling sandbags.

Interested volunteers are asked to monitor the City’s social media channels and website after 5 pm daily to receive the following instructions:

  • where volunteers are needed the following day
  • what time volunteers should arrive
  • specific instructions or information

Any changes to the daily request will be updated through the same channels.

Volunteers are asked to check-in:

Date: Friday, April 19

Time: noon to 4 pm

Locations:

  • Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive
  • Highway 174 and Morin Road (note this road will be closed for through traffic but volunteers will be permitted to enter at Old Montreal Road West and Hwy 174)

 Date: Saturday, Sunday and Monday April 20, 21 and 22

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location:

  • Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive
  • Highway 174 and Morin Road (note this road will be closed for through traffic but volunteers will be permitted to enter at Old Montreal Road West and Hwy 174)
  • Ron Kolbus Centre, 102 Greenview Drive (upper parking lot)

Volunteers are asked not to bring their own equipment, except for the following:

  • weather-appropriate clothing that may get dirty, wet, or damaged
  • work gloves if you have them, otherwise they can be provided
  • close-toed footwear (ideally steel-toed boots)
  • water and snacks. Lunch will be provided.

Other information for volunteers:

  • When you arrive to volunteer, please present yourself to the volunteer registration desk.
  • You will be required to complete an Emergency Support Volunteer Registration and Liability Waiver
  • You will be required to wear an armband or other identification provided for you
  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers under 18 years must be supervised by an adult or legal guardian.

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