Burlington Firefighters Help Out in the Community

August 21, 2014

The Burlington Fire Department volunteered with Samaritan's Purse to help out those affected by the flooding.

On August 4, intense weather in the Greater Toronto Area dumped 13 cm of rain on the city of Burlington in the course of five hours. Flash flooding affected more than 1,000 homes, mostly in the south end of the city between Queen Elizabeth Way and Lake Ontario. Samaritan's Purse is partnering with World Renew to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts.

This past week, we were honored to have the Burlington Fire Department volunteer with Samaritan's Purse to help with flood clean-up. As of August 19, 35 work orders have been received to clean out and sanitize homes, and 11 have been completed by Samaritan's Purse. So far 53 volunteers have worked over 400 hours.

Homeowners in need of assistance and people willing to volunteer can call 1-905-592-1874.

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