Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund continues to support those in need

By Lindsay Advocate

Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund, Community and Neighbours Continue to Support Those in Need

The Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund and its advisors continue to support the needs of people facing the fallout of COVID-19.

With guidance from the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes, this group of concerned citizens has redirected $116,607 in the last eight months; helping 512 members of the community in a variety of ways.

Methods of support have included food, transportation, technology, personal care items, shelter and mental health counselling. In addition, the Relief Fund has been able to partner with and support 15 community organizations who in are, in turn, assisting throughout the community.

“Bobcaygeon continues to need help and our community and neighbours have responded with donations so we can help each other,” says ward two councillor, Kathleen-Seymour Fagan. “The outreach remains totally confidential and people continue to apply.”

Financial contributions have been made not only by residents of Bobcaygeon and across Kawartha Lakes, but also organizations and people from Peterborough, Cobourg, Toronto and beyond.

“COVID-19 has upended our lives and altered our daily routines, but we are a strong community and with each other, we can make a difference,” says Marlene Morrison Nicholls, president of Stewart Morrison Insurance, which was the first local business to donate providing $10,000 to the relief fund on its first day.

With the Christmas season here, COVID-19 has changed the way we safely celebrate and gift give. The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes encourages those who can support community members in need of a hand up this holiday by giving a monetary gift to the Bobcaygeon & Area COVID-19 Relief Fund.

To learn more, request assistance or to donate, please click here.

Bobcaygeon and area community members and health care workers in need of support due to COVID-19 can also contact Councillor Seymour-Fagan at .

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