The MRC d’Argenteuil has contributed to the Centraide Laurentides (United Way) « Ici, avec cœur » (Here, with heart) fundraising campaign.

The regional government has given $ 5,550.  Out of that amount, $ 1,550 came from MRC staff members.

The $5,550 is in addition to the special financial assistance of $ 5,000 from the MRC d’Argenteuil for the Centraide Laurentides Emergency Fund, which was set up to allow frontline organizations to continue their activities during the COVID-19 health crisis.

“The 2020 campaign is crucial for community organizations that offer essential services for vulnerable populations. Centraide Laurentides, through its vocation, its expertise, and its fine knowledge of the local community, ensures a more relevant presence than ever. We would like to highlight the essential role played by Centraide Laurentides for the benefit of the Argenteuil community and we invite the population to give generously,” said MRC d’Argenteuil Prefect Scott Pearce.

The organizations supported by Centraide Laurentides in 2020 include the Maison de la famille, Au coeur des générations d’Argenteuil, le Centre d’Entraide d’Argenteuil, le Café Partage Argenteuil, le Comptoir d’entraide de Lachute, le Réseau de dépannage alimentaire du secteur ouest de la MRC d’Argenteuil, les Bons déjeuners d’Argenteuil, le Centre d’action bénévole d’Argenteuil, la Citad’Elle de Lachute, la Maison des jeunes de Brownsburg-Chatham, Univers Jeunesse Argenteuil, la Maison populaire d’Argenteuil and the l’organisme Concertation Hébergement Argenteuil. There are also many other regional organizations offering services in the MRC of Argenteuil.

The MRC d’Argenteuil invites its residents to show openness and compassion by generously participating in Centraide Laurentides’ 2020 campaign by visiting www.centraidelaurentides.org.