Hurricane Juan Recovery Fund Administrators Named

first_imgPremier John Hamm has named three well-known Nova Scotians toadminister the Nova Scotia Hurricane Juan Recovery Fund today,Dec. 9. They are Clay Coveyduck of Halifax, retired Royal Bank seniorvice-president and general manager Atlantic Provinces; ArchbishopArthur Peters, Halifax, Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia andPrince Edward Island, retired; and David Gilroy, retired chiefadministrative officer for the Town of Truro. The administrators received their first corporate donation of$25,000 from EnCana Corporation, today. “EnCana is pleased tosupport people and communities needing assistance in theaftermath of Hurricane Juan,” said Rob MacQueen of EnCana’sHalifax office. The Nova Scotia Hurricane Juan Recovery Fund is a charitable fundto assist not-for-profit or community groups with restorationwork. The administrators will accept applications for assistance fromcommunity groups or not-for-profit organizations. “There are organizations and places throughout the province, suchas food banks and public parks that months later, still needhelp,” said Mr. Coveyduck. The fund administrators will also be responsible for disbursingthe funds. Premier Hamm said, “Many people and corporations had expressedinterest in making donations to help the people and places struckhard by Hurricane Juan. We have had a good response from private citizens wanting to help, and from corporations, not just in NovaScotia, but throughout Canada.” So far, corporate donations have totalled $47,000 with another$4,000 in private donations. Other corporate fund-raisingcampaigns are in the works for early in the new year. Any group, society or organization eligible for assistance fromthe fund should send a proposal outlining their need to: NovaScotia Hurricane Juan Recovery Fund c/o the Nova ScotiaDepartment of Finance, P.O. Box 187, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2N3. The Royal Bank continues to accept donations to the Nova ScotiaHurricane Juan Recovery Fund at branches throughout AtlanticCanada. The Hurricane Juan Recovery Fund is separate from the province’sdisaster financial assistance arrangement, which was availablefor individuals and small businesses who suffered uninsurabledamage as a result of the hurricane.last_img

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