Volunteers needed to continue sandbag removal in West Carleton

Due to the high number of residents affected by the flood in West Carleton, there is still a need for volunteer support this upcoming weekend in Fitzroy, Constance Bay and Dunrobin for flood clean-up to move sandbags from residential properties to the side of the road.

 

Volunteers ages 16 and over are needed. If you are able to help, you can arrive onsite at any of the listed locations to report for a shift within the hours of operation.

 

If you need a ride, OC Transpo shuttle service will be available at Eagleson Park & Ride on Saturday and Sunday every two hours starting at 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. to the Constance Bay Community Centre. The bus will pick you up and return you.

 

If the volunteer capacity has been reached, City of Ottawa’s Twitter and Facebook pages will be updated to alert you.

 

Dates: Friday, May 26, Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28

 

Site Address Hours of Operation
Constance Bay Sandbag Clean Up Meeting Point

(Constance Bay Community Centre)

262 Len Purcell Drive Friday 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Please note, volunteers will de deployed from the Clean Up Meeting Point above to the affected areas in Fitzroy, Dunrobin and Constance Bay by a shuttle bus.

 

Parking and Food Services

Parking is available on site each day or at Eagleson Park & Ride (Highway 417 and Eagleson) on Saturday and Sunday. The Salvation Army will be providing food and drinks to those volunteering.

 

Physical effort

This volunteering effort requires carrying heavy sandbags.  You will be supplied with gloves at the location.

 

Please wear comfortable clothing. We recommend long sleeves, pants and boots.

 

We would like to thank you in advance for your help assisting our fellow community members affected by flooding.