Cornwall Ontario – During the winter months it is especially difficult for those living beneath the Low Income Cut Off. Due to their limited income and added difficult living conditions, impoverished citizens often cannot afford the proper insulation for their homes. This results in an uncomfortable living environment which negatively affects the health of all family members and causes an unfortunate cycle of additional expenses.
In November 2015, the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, partnering with the House of Lazarus in Mountain, sent out the call to local businesses and organizations to offer to help those who need it most this winter. We asked community organizations to help raise funds to positively impact these people, their families and the community as a whole. The funds received were used to purchase window insulation kits that will seal out drafts, and ensure that households keep warm this winter.
Fifteen local businesses and organizations answered the call for our Winter Warmth Project/ A total of $2,830 was raised for the project and 470 window insulation kits were purchased with the funds available. The kits were donated to the Salvation Army and the Agape Centre Cornwall and the House of Lazarus in Mountain where they will be distributed.