This crisis has been hard on all of us.
All our lives have been changed.
Folks have lost their jobs and are physically distancing.
Like me, some people are now working from home.
Yet, throughout it all our community hasn’t stopped helping each other.
Community groups continue to offer important services to Edmontonians in need.
If you need assistance there’s help for you.
Crystal Kids Youth Centre continues to do great work helping kids here in our community.
They have a daily food pick-up program for families in need.
Crystal Kids are also hosting daily virtual mentoring, life skills and literacy sessions.
You can contact them at (780) 479-5746 ext. 224 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drive Happiness is also doing an amazing job delivering food and medication to seniors in need.
They can be reached at (780) 424-5438 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association also volunteer to help people get groceries, medication and do other errands.
You can reach them at 1 (855) 435-7811 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As senior centres are closing, our community is working to support the social well being of seniors with the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls.
This is a great resource where seniors can call and interact with others from the comfort of their own home.
You can register at (780) 395-2626.
If you’re in need please contact one of these great community organizations.
As always if you need federal assistance please reach out to me, I’m here to help you.
The way the government designed the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) you must reapply every four weeks.
If you applied for the benefit when it was first announced, you need to reapply to receive the second payment of $2000.
Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.
There are programs available to help you and your family.
Remember: the way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every 4 weeks.
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Call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to serve you.
Thanks so much. Stay healthy!
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Kerry Diotte, MP
House of Commons
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