Cornwall ON – It’s raining as I type this here in Cornwall Ontario. After last week’s flooding that impacted over 500 homes many are fearing more damage as we expect an awful lot of rain over the next two days.
We received this Letter to the Editor from Sue-Ann Lovejoy.
I am writing in regards to how it amazes me how Cornwall strives to be the best city for families, hard workers etc…
HOWEVER when we are faced with a emergency situation they are no longer there for us (so we think!) I have had the unfortunate experience of helping my friend who lost EVERYTHING in the heavy rain that we had last Thursday.
She is a single mother of 2 children and works very hard at being a mom to them. They don’t have very much but what they do have she worked very hard for. She did have insurance (received Sept 22nd 2010) 8 days before the flood but her insurance would only cover half and there would be a 1000$ deductible.
Where is she going to get that kind of money. With this being said I have found out “through the grapevine” that our lovely city has a insurance policy to help the citizens in their time of need when it comes to sewer back up’s and such that IF your insurance doesn’t cover all of your damages theirs will cover the rest!
Why wouldn’t they tell us this? Don’t you want to help your city? Also because her Landlord isn’t doing his legal obligations for her as a tenant she’s also just found out about the Legal Clinic which will help her with her tenant rights!
I think that we have taken a great passive approach to this city and we need to find out these things. There are too many citizens that are out there who are in need and have no clue where to go. So much for helping out the families and the hard workers huh?
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We’re going to be trying to organize a fund raising evening to help those in need and in the meanwhile will be asking many of the local resources to communicate to the public here at the Cornwall Free News so we can assist as best as possible.
We also will devote more air time Sunday night at 7:30 to the cause. If you want to share your story with us or have some resources to help others please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you see anyone helping out that you want to give a kudo or shout out too let us know too and we’d be happy to do so for you.
We all just need to pull together and help each other the way people did during the ice storm.