Several hundred victims of the tornadoes of September 21, visited the school Philemon-Wright on Saturday to receive food and personal hygiene products, all distributed by volunteers of Moisson Outaouais.
In order to receive their basket of assistance, households have joined the queue in the car or walking outside of the school, located in the area Mont-Bleu in Gatineau, where a tornado EF-3 destroyed and damaged many buildings.
Due to power outages caused by tornadoes, hundreds of residents have had to throw out food chilled and frozen. Saturday, fresh produce, such as eggs, milk, cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables and bread, were distributed. The value of each basket was valued at about $150.
“Families with young children gain also with cereals, compotes, nappies, wet wipes, toothbrushes and deodorants. All in all, it is a good grocery store. They leave also with condiments, such as mustard and ketchup. It is a good basis”, explained the manager of communications and fundraising, Moisson Outaouais, Marie-Michèle Module.
In total, some 550 households took advantage of the offer of Moisson Outaouais.
The people who went to the site of distribution of baskets were required to submit a proof of residence confirming that they have been affected by the tornadoes. The distribution of the baskets took place from 10 h to 16 h.
Many people still live in hotels or at accommodation centre for flood victims.
Six tornadoes have swept the regions of Ottawa and Gatineau on the 21st of September last, three of which power EF-1 that have affected the sectors in Val-des-Bois, the Baskatong reservoir, and is a wooded area to the north of Otter Lake.