Closing date for flood financial support applications five days away. December 15th is the final date.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

December 10, 2014



The public funds raised for the August 4th flood victims is just shy of $900,000. With at least one more significant donation coming in the fund will top the $900,000 number.

Using the matching formula – two from the province for every one we raise – the Burlington Community Foundation will have $2.7 million to distribute to flood victims.

There are now 115 claims being evaluated and “they are coming in at the rate of 10+ a day” said Colleen Mulholland, the women driving the program with the help of an extended team of insurance people and fund raisers.

115 claims being evaluatedMulholland expects there will be something in excess of 200 claims in the office by the close date of December 15th.

There are many in the city who don’t understand why victims are waiting to get their claims forms in. For a claim to be considered it MUST be at the Burlington Community Foundation office by the close of business December 15th.

Flood presentation - 407 flooded

Household basements and major highways were severally flooded during the August 4th storm.

That is also the date on which donations that are to be matched by the province close.

On that date, the 15th of December, the Claims Committee will know how much money they have to distribute. They expect to send out cheques to those whose applications that have been completed and approved by the Claims Committee.

By the end of January Mulholland expects all of the funds to have been distributed and the operation can be wound up.

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