Heat Bank Haliburton Rotary Club receive community support funding

Tens of thousands of dollars have been directed into the Haliburton County community through the Emergency Community Support Fund administered through the United Way with several grant recipients announced July 21.

Newly announced recipients include The Rotary Club of Haliburton which received $5000 for basic needs bags; Kawartha North Family Health Team which received $18450 for an anti-poverty initiative for Haliburton County; and the Central Food Network which received $10000 for Heat Bank Haliburton County.

Previous recipients include Point in Time Haliburton Highlands Health Services and SIRCH Community Services.

The funding is specifically for charities or other community service organizations that provide services to vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding has also been provided to Easter Seals Ontario Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

“The impact of this investment is threefold” said Penny Barton Dyke executive director of United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “Organizations in our area will be able to help people especially citizens at risk with some supports more rapidly; assist in connecting people to agencies that will help them now and going forward; and lastly help strengthen the capacity of our community by working collaboratively.”