CareWorx Cares – Ottawa Tornado Relief Efforts
Ottawa, ON – Oct 1, 2018 – By Mark Scott, CEO of CareWorx
On Friday September 21st an unprecedented six tornadoes tore through areas of the Ottawa-Gatineau region that we at CareWorx head office, call home. Dunrobin, an area only a few kilometres away from our HQ (and my personal ancestral home) was devastated after being hit by an F4 Tornado with winds over 265 km/h. Miraculously there has been no loss of life but many residents have lost nearly everything else. Stop and think about losing everything for a moment…
CareWorx is aiming to help however we can. CareWorx starts with the word Care. This isn’t there by accident. We know that we have a fantastic organization filled with giving people, and we feel now is the time to step up and give something back to the community. As such, we are asking our team to help the community out in three specific ways:
- We are gathering supplies (such as work gloves for the clean-up efforts) or non-perishable food items for the food banks.
- We are making our team’s time (500 hours of community service) available for volunteering efforts given the massive clean-up efforts still needed to help move people’s lives forward.
- We have set up a GoFundMe account with the goal of raising a total $25,000 to donate by October 31st. We will be asking our Team, our Partners, our Shareholders and our Customers if they would like to contribute financially via this funding initiative. Whatever we contribute as whole, the company will match dollar-for-dollar. More details can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/careworx-ottawa-tornado-relief/
If you are one of our partners, customers or shareholders and would like to join us in our efforts, however you can, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your account manager or myself personally. Let’s do all we can to restore our home!
P.S. to anyone else looking for ways they can help in Ottawa/Gatineau, here are a few of the other initiatives underway:
- The Canadian Red Cross is accepting financial donations by phone, 1-800-418-1111, or at local Red Cross offices.
- There is a specific Facebook page for coordinating donations/assistance for Dunrobin residents.
- The Salvation Army is accepting donations of clothes, furniture or household items. Donations can be made at Sally Anne thrift stores. Pickups can be arranged for large items by phone, 613-247-1435 ext. 228.
- Kanata MPP Merrilee Fullerton’s constituency office, located at 100-240 Michael Cowpland Dr. Kanata, is accepting clothing donations and supplies.
- The Stittsville Food Bank, 1631 Stittsville Main St. is accepting food donations on Monday from 3-5 p.m. For accommodation outside these hours, email email@example.com.