Helping Families in Attawapiskat
Presently in Attawapiskat there are five families living in tents; 19 families living in sheds without running water; 35 families living in houses needing serious repair; 128 families living in houses condemned from black mould and failing infrastructure; 118 families living with relatives (often 20 people in a small home); there are 90 people living in a construction trailer. There's a need for 268 houses just to deal with the immediate backlog of homelessness.
Meanwhile temperatures have dropped 20 degrees and will likely drop another 20 or 25 degrees further in the coming weeks. For families living in uninsulated tents, makeshift cabins and sheds, the worsening weather poses serious risk.
Here is a ytube video of the community:
Thankfully, the Red Cross was able to acquire sufficient materials for this community.
This event is co-sponsored by KAIROS and Centretown United Church