Ville de Gatineau
Noon update: Thanks to the tremendous generosity of residents, we will be able to start distributing donations to residents today!
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Noon update: Thanks to the tremendous generosity of residents, we will be able to start distributing donations to residents today!

Gatineau, September 24, 2018, at noon – Gatineau thanks residents for their tremendous generosity. Municipal crews and the Salvation Army are in the final stages of coordinating the distribution of donations to the tornado victims. The distribution will start at 4 p.m. at the centre communautaire Desjardins, at 1 rue Goyette.

Distribution of donations and help from residents

The first distribution will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the centre communautaire Desjardins.
The donations include clothing, personal hygiene products and non-perishable foods.
The redistribution is being managed by our partners:
- clothing (Saint-Vincent-de-Paul)
- non-perishable food and personal hygiene products (Moisson Outaouais)
The priority is on the homeless victims. Those who have been able to return home can come to pick up non-perishable food.
Collection of donations still ongoing
Residents wishing to help the tornado victims can drop off their donations at the former Sears location on the ground floor of Galeries de Hull (320 boul. Saint-Joseph, Hull sector).
Donations will be accepted during Galeries de Hull business hours. Only personal hygiene products and non-perishable food will be accepted. Thanks to your generosity, we now have more than enough clothing and toys.
The drop-off site is coordinated by the Salvation Army, and food donations are managed by Moisson Outaouais. Please do not bring any donations to the victims' centre. Residents wishing to help the victims can make cash donations through the Red Cross at www.gatineau.ca/croix-rouge.
Gatineau thanks all residents who would like to volunteer their time. At this point, it is too early to identify any specific requirements. We will reach out to residents as required.

Victims' centre and accommodations centre

1,379 residents have registered at the victims' centre, including 437 families.
Tornado victims who have not yet registered at the victims' centre can now do so by calling 1-800-863-6582.
Tornado victims who cannot reintegrate their home can get a free STO bus pass right there.
Tornado victims can shower at the following facilities today:
- Centre aquatique Paul-Pelletier (325 chemin Aylmer): until 9 p.m.
- Centre sportif (850 boul. de la Gappe): until 10 p.m.

Information meeting with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Red Cross

Information meetings for the victims only with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Red Cross have been arranged as follows:
- Meeting with insured residents (with IBC):
 Monday, September 24, at 7 p.m. in salle Jean-Despréz of Maison du citoyen, at 25 rue Laurier.
- Meeting with non-insured residents (with the Red Cross):
 Tuesday, September 25, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in salle Jean-Despréz of Maison du citoyen, at 25 rue Laurier.
- STO will provide transportation 30 minutes before the meetings from the victims' centre at 16 rue Bériault (centre communautaire Père-Arthur-Guertin).


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Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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