Volunteers urgently needed for sandbag and debris removal in Ottawa

Now that the Ottawa River has peaked and started to recede, there’s still a lot of work to be done to help remove thousands of sandbags and debris left behind in flood affected areas.

Last weekend the call for volunteers brought in about 150 people, so there is still an urgent need for more help.

Anyone age 12 and is welcome to assist at flood-affected properties in the West Carleton, Constance Bay and Cumberland wards.

Work will happen between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday June 9.

If you think you might like to help, here’s where you need to know:

Saturday, June 8

Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre
262 Len Purcell Lane
Registration from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Shuttle option: Innovation Park and Ride located in Kanata at 1321-3043 Innovation Drive 8:30 am to 4 pm.

R.J. Kennedy Memorial Community Centre
1115 Dunning Road
Registration from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday, June 9

Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre
262 Len Purcell Lane
Registration from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Shuttle option: Innovation Park and Ride located in Kanata at 1321-3043 Innovation Drive 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Ron Kolbus Centre
102 Greenview Avenue
Registration from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Homeowners and volunteers transport sandbags in boats to homes surrounded by water on Bayview Drive in Constance Bay on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Homeowners and volunteers transport sandbags in boats to homes surrounded by water on Bayview Drive in Constance Bay on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Crystal Oag / Global News

Volunteers will be given gloves and you may be required to lift up to 20 kg / 50 lbs. Long pants, sleeves, and boots are recommended. It will be a hot weekend so choose breathable fabrics. You can bring food if you like but there will be some water and snacks provided.

Updates about the daily need for volunteers will be made through the city’s website. You can also keep up with their twitter account.

© 2019 Corus Radio, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

You May Also Like

Top Stories