Saint-Laurent Contributes $100,000 in Emergency Support to Local Community Organizations and Centraide's Emergency Fund
March 26, 2020
Saint-Laurent's Council has announced $100,000 in funding to support the most vulnerable residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding has been distributed as follows:
- $50,000 to Centraide's Emergency Fund Through its contribution, Saint-Laurent is joining its voice to those of the other boroughs as well as to that of Ville de Montréal in a concerted effort to meet basic needs, such as food aid. Thanks to these efforts, $1,040,000 has been donated to Centraide's Emergency Fund to date.
- $50,000 to community organizations in Saint-Laurent Saint-Laurent's Administration is taking action at the local level to support the growing needs of community organizations on its territory. This special financial contribution of $50,000 is therefore additional support offered by the Borough to local organizations in response to the anticipated increase in demand from already vulnerable clienteles. The qualifying criteria and selection process will be announced shortly.
“Saint-Laurent has a long history of working closely with community groups. We are therefore contributing $100,000 so that organizations in Saint-Laurent as well as vulnerable people can benefit from financial support or some respite within the common fight against COVID-19," stated Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa.