On August 4, more than two months worth of rain fell on Burlington within 24 hours. Homes have been flooded and destroyed, families are stranded and resources are limited.
The need is urgent. Help families in-need in your community today.
- BCF Flood Disaster Relief Committee Now Accepting All Donations
Burlington, Ontario – September 9, 2014 – At the request of the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton, the Burlington Community Foundation (BCF) is now accepting all donations in support of BCF Disaster Relief Committee fundraising efforts. As of today, BCF will accept and manage all funds raised by caring community members in support of flood victims.
The Committee is now responsible for all aspects of flood relief efforts including raising, holding and disbursing funds. 100% of funds raised go directly to flood victims who need it most.
“We hope this change clarifies the fundraising process and avoids any confusion for donors,” says Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO of the Burlington Community Foundation. “We would like to sincerely thank the United Way for stepping up early to begin the process of collecting donations for the flood relief fund.”
The BCF Disaster Relief Committee has received tremendous community support since the devastating flood on August 4th and has now raised $520,000 of cash and in-kind support. Donors are encouraged to continue supporting the campaign:
Cheque – make cheques out to “Burlington Community Foundation” with a memo reference to Flood Relief Campaign – mail or drop off at Burlington Community Foundation, 3380 South Service Road, Unit 107, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3J5
Credit card – call or visit the BCF office to make a donation by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) at 3380 South Service Road, Unit 107, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3J5 or (905) 639-0744 x221.
On-line donations – Coming soon – www.burlingtonfoundation.org
The Burlington Community Foundation is proud to celebrate 15 years supporting the highest priority needs in Burlington and helping those most vulnerable in our community. BCF currently manages 72 funds on behalf of individuals, families, corporations and agencies.
For all inquires and updates please visit www.burlingtonfoundation.org
- The City of Burlington is providing information and hosting a Community Bulletin Board: