SRD NEWS RELEASE
SRD reaches $10,000 milestone for grants awarded under the SRD Delivers program
Campbell River, BC – Within a month from launching the emergency assistance initiative – ‘SRD Delivers’ has awarded over $10,000 to community organizations to assist vulnerable members of the regional district with food and other essentials.
“It’s fantastic to see the value of organized response and that this program is assisting organizations throughout the region, from the outer Discovery Islands to Tahsis.” says Strathcona Regional District Board Chair Michele Babchuk. “This funding is for community organizations who have proposed a plan to offer assistance with grocery shopping, the delivery of food, prescriptions and other essentials for the benefit of the elderly (65+) and other vulnerable persons who must self-isolate in accordance with Public Health Orders.”
“This grant opportunity is still accepting applications and will continue to be available as long as the physical distancing recommendations from the Provincial Health Orders remain in place” says Shaun Koopman, SRD Protective Services Coordinator. “Regional District staff continue to assist applicants with crafting their submission package and we encourage interested community organizations to reach out for assistance or questions”.
SRD Delivers is available to households within the Regional District’s electoral areas, municipalities and First Nation communities. Interested service providers can submit their letters of intent directly online or get more details about SRD Delivers at www.srd.ca/srddelivers
. For additional information, please email srddeliverssrd.ca or call 250.830.6700.
The Strathcona Regional District is a partnership of four electoral areas and five municipalities providing services to approximately 49,000 residents.
Shaun Koopman, SRD Protective Services Coordinator