July 17, 2013

Flood fund update: your donations at work

bownessSince the flood, United Way of Calgary and Area has assisted numerous agencies who are helping Calgary's most vulnerable people. The Emergency Community Support Fund will be critical in sustaining Calgary's network of care in the coming weeks and months.

All donations made online until July 31 went toward the emergency fund.

As of September 18, United Way has funded 51 applications by our agencies through the emergency fund. So far, over $1,044,000 has been released to agencies.

In addition to our funding, we have partnered with the Calgary Foundation who has supported 4 of the agencies below to fully support their requests. Those agencies are Neighbourlink, CCIS, Inn From the Cold and The Alex, for a total of $165,000 toward these 4 requests.

Here is a list of what's being funded:

  1. 2nd Request: Youville Residence Society - These funds will support increased service delivery as a result of the flood
  2. 2nd Request: Calgary John Howard Society - Funds will support staffing costs and costs incurred due to flood
  3. Calgary Senior’s Resource Society - Funds to support resources spent helping other senior organizations in their response to the flood as needed
  4. 2nd Request: Calgary Catholic Immigration Society - CCIS has incurred additional expenses with regard to the moving (relocation) of the clinic (twice), as well as the clean-out of MCRC and waste removal, as well as the costs related to the storage rental.
  5. 2nd Request: Simon House Residence Society - Funds will be used to hire staff to administrate relief and liaise between insurance agencies, donors, and contractors and to accommodate expenses not included by insurance.
  6. 2nd Request: Women’s Centre Calgary - Funds will support the staffing costs, and the costs incurred by the agency due to the flood.
  7. Calgary John Howard Society - Funds will support staffing costs and costs incurred due to flood
  8. Aids Calgary - Funds to support increased service delivery costs.
  9. Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association - Temporary staff costs to lead a volunteer flood task force to assess Sunnyside community need.
  10. Peers Support Services for Abused Women - Increased client demand and service delivery need.
  11. YWCA - Payment of the $25,000 insurance deductible to support the insurance claim for the significant damages caused during the flood to their facility.
  12. Women’s Centre of Calgary - Costs for post-crisis training for staff and direct service volunteers.
  13. Women In Need (WINS) - Increased client costs and staff costs to support increased clothing donations that have been redirected through WINS.
  14. Calgary Family Services Society - Collaborative request from ‘The Way In Network’ (including Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens Association, Calgary Family Services, Calgary Seniors Resource Society and Jewish Family Services Calgary)  to support staffing costs supporting flood affected Seniors over the next year.
  15. Calgary Catholic Immigration Society - Increased staffing costs incurred due to the flood as well as longer term additional service delivery needs and infrastructure needs.
  16. Calgary Seniors' Resource Society - Funds will support the expenses that the Agency has incurred from June 20 to present and anticipated expenses through to the end of August 2013, as a response to the needs of our clients across the city through our outreach and volunteer services departments during and after the floods in June 2013.
  17. Canadian Mental Health Association- Calgary Region - CMHA will be using the funding received to cover expenses for staff salaries, that were impacted due to the flood.
  18. Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Calgary and Area -  As a local agency in High River, BBBS is managing to provide several day camps for children and youth througout the summer to support displaced families and those suffering from the flooding to experience a positive summer despite the devastation surrounding them.
  19. Calgary Immigrant Women's Association - 5 CIWA’s trainings were cancelled because of the flood and funds will help to make up for the time lost during the closure.
  20. Distress Centre - Funds will be used to  cover all extra staffing costs a result of the flood.
  21. Immigrant Services Calgary - ISC expects an important demand for counseling, support to access services such as government support, legal services and insurance services as well as an increase in the need for translation of documents, among others. Funds will make this services available to the Community.
  22. Calgary Achievement Centre for Youth - The funds will be used to replace program supplies damaged as a result of the flood.
  23. Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter - This application is for additional staffing, transportation and food costs incurred as a result of the shelter's evacuation. It also covers costs associated with their building that will not be covered by insurance.
  24. Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizen’s Association - United Way funds will go to support the costs associated with increased service delivery, and the costs incurred by the agency due to the flood. These costs include increased staffing, clean up costs and program supplies
  25. Aspen Family and Community Support Services - United Way funds will be used to cover the additional costs incurred by the agency in terms of their buildings being flooded, increased staffing time and client support.
  26. Calgary Family Services Society - Increased staffing costs incurred due to the flood
  27. Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary - United Way funds will be used to repair damages caused by the flood as well as increased programming costs as a result of the flood.
  28. Ghost River Rediscovery - The funds will be used to cover unanticipated expenses associated with flood damages to the agency's camp site.
  29. Calgary Worker’s Resource Centre - 2nd installment to support the EI program
  30. SE Calgary Community Resource Centre - These funds will assist the agency with the additional case load and service delivery demands in their response to the flood.
  31. Community Kitchen - This funding is to support extra staff time incurred during emergency response food preparation for evacuation centres and to support extra and unanticipated operational costs incurred in meeting the demand for additional food delivery
  32. Neighbourlink - These funds will support some of the additional costs incurred by the agency as a direct result of their flood response
  33. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society - Funds will go to assist the agency with their immediate needs (cash) as a result of the impact of the floods as well as increased service delivery costs to clients
  34. Calgary Chinese Community Services Association - Increased staffing costs incurred due to the flood
  35. Jewish Family Service - These funds will support increased staff costs and service delivery as a result of the flood
  36. Youville Residence Society - These funds will support increased service delivery as a result of the flood
  37. Bowness Community Association - Support the staff and supplies for the emergency, information and assistance centre set up for the flood
  38. Town of High River - Financial support to the various agencies affected by the flood
  39. Town of Okotoks - Financial support to the various agencies affected by the flood
  40. Inn from the Cold - Increased service delivery capacity to meet the demand of intake
  41. Wood Homes - Increased service delivery capacity to meet the demand of crisis and counseling services
  42. Calgary Counselling Centre - Staffing and operational costs incurred due to flood
  43. Calgary Meals on Wheels - Significant increased demands to feed evacuation centres and displaced flood victims
  44. Simon House Residence - Assisting with immediate needs
  45. Catholic Family Services - Back up internet service and cost recovery of office closure
  46. Calgary Worker’s Resource Centre - Delivery of an education workshop on EI to support flood victims for lost wage reimbursement and compensation.
  47. Scouts Canada Chinook Council - Flood restoration of 4 buildings at their camp
  48. Fresh Start Recovery Centre - Direct costs with the stay of 86 extra residents and 20 staff from Aventa and Simon House and cost recovery of programming for our 50 residents and a dozen more people in our Day Program that was suspended while all costs associated with their stay (food, shelter, utilities, staff, etc.) continued to be incurred
  49. The Alex Community Health Centre - Replenishment of supplies and equipment and relocation of clinical services and support for a 1 FTE Client Resource Specialist/Counsellor to assist with increased demands associated with practical social supports/counselling