City Of Langford Donates $20,000 To Jumpstart ‘Langford Cares’ Campaign In Partnership With United Way To Provide Accommodation For Healthcare Workers

April 7, 2020 / by United Way

City Of Langford Donates $20,000 To Jumpstart ‘Langford Cares’ Campaign In Partnership With United Way To Provide Accommodation For Healthcare Workers

April 7, 2020

(Langford, B.C.) – The City of Langford is the first municipality to support a new fundraising campaign, ‘Langford Cares’, with United Way Greater Victoria to provide free alternative accommodation to frontline healthcare workers living in the West Shore who need to self-isolate away from their family.

The City will contribute up to $20,000 and is working with United Way Greater Victoria who will work to raise matching funds. The initiative – ‘Langford Cares’ – will allow individuals and businesses in the West Shore communities to give back where they live.

“Our frontline healthcare workers are our heroes right now and we must support them in anyway we can,” said Mayor Young. “Frontline workers, especially those working at our hospitals are working long hours fighting the pandemic. They need somewhere comfortable, safe and quiet to get a proper night’s rest after a long day. The City of Langford is showing our support and hope that anyone who is able can also donate to this campaign.”

“We are inspired by this kind of neighbourhood response to the COVID-19 pandemic and proud to be part of it,” said Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria. “We have a strong donor base on the West Shore, and fund a number of social service organizations.”

The Langford Cares campaign is part of United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis initiative. The fundraising initiative is responding to the evolving needs of the community including providing help for isolated seniors, mental health and addictions support, social service sector support, and accommodation for essential service workers.

To donate to the Langford Cares campaign, go to www.uwgv.ca/covid19/

Front-line healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, hospital employees and paramedics, as well as RCMP officers, wanting to take advantage of alternative accommodation should send a request directly to langfordcares@langford.ca. All enquiries will be responded to within 24-hours.

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Contacts:

Mayor Stewart Young, City of Langford
250-857-0330

Mark Breslauer, Chief Executive Officer
United Way Greater Victoria
250-516-0635