United Way of SDG Accepting Applications for Second Round Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

Published on October 01, 2020

ECSF Funds to be allocated by the Regional Emergency Response Council of SDGCA to organizations increasing and adapting their front-line services in Cornwall, the Counties, and Akwesasne during COVID-19

Cornwall, Ontario (Oct. 1, 2020) – United Way of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (SDG), in collaboration with the Regional Emergency Response Council of SDGCA, is accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) Round 2 from October 5 to October 30, 2020.

The ECSF is a $350 million investment made by the Government of Canada for organizations providing front-line services to vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. During the first round of funding, the Regional Emergency Response Council of SDGCA allocated $330,807 to 23 agencies and 27 programs that met the most pressing needs in our community.

The fund continues to provide financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has released this balance of funding for ECSF and it is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

United Way of SDG is proud to support this important additional investment of $114,000 into our local communities.

“I am grateful to see our local community work together so well during these challenging times. Now, more than ever, there are many residents that need us to get them through this pandemic and have them know that there are resources out there to help.” – Eric Duncan, MP of  Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry

“The collaborative work of the Regional Emergency Response Council of SDGCA has proven itself to be vital in ensuring that COVID-19 relief funds are invested in our community in a way that best supports our most vulnerable population. With the threat of a second wave at our doorstep the United Way of SDG is thankful to hear of this next round of funds which will allow us to continue working with the members of this council and invest in our region where it is needed most,” said Juliette Labossière, Executive Director for the United Way/Centraide of SDG.

About United Way/Centraide Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry:
The United Way of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry is governed by a local Board of Directors, who, with United Way staff and volunteers help to raise funds that assist agencies throughout Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. Our mission is to improve lives by working together with priorities focused on moving people from poverty to possibility, healthy people, strong communities and all that kids can be. For more information on United Way/Centraide SD&G, or to donate, visit unitedwaysdg.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Together, we are possibility.

About the Regional Emergency Response Council of SDGCA:
Created by the United Way of SDG and the Social Development Council of Cornwall, the Regional Emergency Response Council of SDGCA is comprised of 20 agencies, non-profits and service clubs throughout Cornwall, the Counties, and Akwesasne, representing the various sectors of service. This Council’s purpose is to evaluate and define the most pressing needs that our community faces during this crisis.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Lapointe, Campaign and Communication Coordinator
613-932-2051 ext 21.

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