Community agencies pull together to aid fire victims

Two recent fires in downtown Guelph have shown how, in a time of crisis, community agencies pull together to help.

Residents of the affected buildings on Paisley Street and Gordon Street have been supported by a long list of agencies working together: Guelph-Wellington Red Cross, Victim Services Wellington, Wellington County Ontario Works, Guelph Fire and Emergency Services, Guelph Police Service, Ontario Disability Support Program, Welcome-In Drop In Centre, Wellington County Housing Services, and the City’s Community and Social Services Department. Guelph Transit has donated bus passes to help with travel needs, as tenants of the buildings are living in temporary accommodations that are in some cases quite a distance from their home neighbourhoods.

I appreciate all those who have helped to make this bad situation a little easier for the victims.

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