Some of the local community organizations we are supporting in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to the Emergency Community Support Fund, in collaboration with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada.
The funds will be used to install a Free Public Wi-Fi Access Network to improve personal connections and communications for patients, clients and residents at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge and Campbellford & District Community Mental Health.
Due to the fragile nature of the health of some of these residents, it is imperative they self isolate and not risk going out unnecessarily. During normal times, Community Living Campbellford/Brighton supports people to cook meals in their homes, and this has not been an option as the staff must practice physical distancing, for their own safety as well as those they support.
This funding will be used to deliver meals on a regular basis, which also provides a "doorstep check in", which is the only social contact for many.
The Rotary Club of Campbellford is a service club whose members are from the business community. The business community needs to be compliant with Government of Canada’s COVID-19 health regulations for businesses to re-open their business. The Rotary Club of Campbellford, in an effort to assist with the COVID-19 Crisis, has already provided over 400 polycarbonate re-usable protective face shields in our community with funding from the Community Foundation's COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
The original order of face shields was quickly exhausted and this funding allowed the purchase of more PPE, such as face shields, face masks and infrared thermometers.
This program will allow children to receive their much-needed therapy/treatment virtually at home and continue their progress while Centre sites are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff want to be available to support kids & families as they work remotely and offer assistance if clients determine this will work for them.
Grant funding will be used to purchase computer equipment that will allow staff to provide the connection, comfort and support our families need, and provide equipment for families that don’t have the financial means to purchase the computer equipment for their child to receive and benefit from treatment.