The MRC d’Argenteuil is giving $33,000 to help flooding victims. Half of the funds will be donated to the Red Cross national fundraiser, while the other half will go directly to the municipalities of Saint-André-d’Argenteuil and Grenville-sur-la-Rouge.

In a press release sent on May 10, the MRC says it’s still too early to say when evacuated residents will be able to return to their homes. A total of 255 homes were affected by flooding—about 15 per cent of all residences in the municipality. Of those, 209 were evacuated resulting in 427 people needing to leave their homes behind.

For now, the MRC is asking volunteers to sign up for the cleanup effort set to begin in the coming weeks. Others who want to donate non-perishable food, clothes, or tools and equipment can contact [email protected] or 450 207-8039.

A team from the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides has also been brought to  Saint-André for those needing mental health support.

Next Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., Sécurité Publique du Québec will have a presentation in the basement of Saint-André-Apôtre church about financial assistance for residents and small businesses.