For Immediate Release
April 7, 2015
Todd Smith, MPP for Prince Edward - Hastings, joined the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in the presentation of cheques to support local flood relief efforts for flood victims in both Centre Hastings and the City of Belleville.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada presented the Centre Hastings Flood Relief Effort with a $2,500 donation and the Belleville Flood Relief Effort with a $5,000 donation.
Foxboro, Madoc and Tweed were the hardest hit jurisdictions, faced with impassable roads and breached basements, wells and septic systems.
The Ontario government announced last July it was ready to dispense up to $300,000 to support flood recovery efforts for affected residents, through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP).
For every dollar raised by local flood relief committees the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program will provide two dollars
in Provincial funding to make repairs and replace property such as basic furnishings, appliances and clothing.
“Thank you to the Insurance Bureau of Canada for helping to kick start these fundraising campaigns. I would also like to thank the volunteers, who are working so hard to ensure that these communities get the disaster relief they need.” - Todd Smith, MPP Prince Edward – Hastings