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Cornwall's Project Warmth Wraps Up 2018-2019 Season

 


The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area is proud to successfully wrap up Project Warmth for the 2018-19 winter. Project Warmth provides window insulation kits to low-income households which are not properly equipped for harsh seasonal conditions. The use of these window insulation kits seals out drafts and ensures households remain warm and comfortable throughout the winter. This extra support helps families avoid uncomfortable living environments, which can contribute to negative health effects and cause an unfortunate cycle of additional expenses.

In the spring of 2017, as well as the fall of 2018, the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area began collecting funds from community businesses and organizations to support this year’s Project Warmth initiative and offer help to those who need it most. Thirteen local businesses and organizations helped fund Project Warmth this year including: Laurencrest Youth Services, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre, MPP Guy Lauzon, Job Zone d’Emploi, Counselling and Support Services of SD&G, Marleau Bros. Limited, St. Lawrence College, Equipe Psycho-Social, MPP Jim McDonell, CIBC, Centre de Santé Communautaire de l’Estrie ,. Additionally, community hardware stores Rona Cornwall and Fines Home Hardware, supported Project Warmth by donating home insulation kits. A total of $1250 was raised for Project Warmth, which provided 315 home insulation kits to the Agapè Centre, The Salvation Army and Trinity Anglican Church’s drop-in program where they are being distributed throughout the holiday season.

“We are proud of this project that gives a small but important helping hand to those who might need it. This is the 5th year that we have been able to offer project WARMTH in Cornwall and Area and we hope that we can keep this project going strong in years to come” said Carilyne Hebert, Executive Director of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area. “This is one of the projects that we tend to lend to our SLC College placement Students, giving them a project to lead during their placement time with our support. They’ve always done a great job.” This year’s Project Warmth was organized by Steph Gibeault, a social service worker field placement student from St. Lawrence College.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information about Project warmth, please contact Carilyne Hebert, Executive Director of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, at (613) 930-0211 or carilyne@sdccornwall.ca. or at http://www.sdccornwall.ca/project-warmth

 

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