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The City of Saint-Lambert issues an appeal for volunteers

Thursday 26 March 2020

During this period of self-isolation, the demand for volunteers has increased significantly. The City of Saint-Lambert has therefore launched an appeal for volunteers to help local organizations meet their many needs.

At a time when many citizens are unable to leave the house, with some having even lost their jobs, volunteers are a vital resource to those who need help. Whether to deliver groceries or to lend a hand to an organization that is working to provide food and goods to those most in need, volunteers play a crucial role in supporting the community in times of crisis such as this.

“In times like these, helping each other becomes all the more important. While many people are considered vulnerable, are under mandatory quarantine or have lost their jobs, we are still asking for solidarity from citizens to provide them with the help they need,” said Mayor Pierre Brodeur.

The City is inviting anyone who wishes to volunteer to complete the form and return it to resshum@saint-lambert.ca. If you have any questions, you can also communicate with the City via the same email address.

Interested persons must:

  • Be in good health and not have any COVID-19 related symptoms;
  • Not be among the group of individuals identified as being vulnerable (people 70 years of age or older, people living with an autoimmune disease or a chronic disease);
  • Not have travelled in the last 14 days.

The City of Saint-Lambert thanks all residents who come forward to volunteer.

Safety precautions

The City of Saint-Lambert is reassuring citizens that before volunteers are added to the list, they will be subject to a security screening, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Longueuil agglomeration Police Department. Moreover, this list of volunteers will only be sent to recognized organizations that request it.

Citizens who need help can contact the South Shore Volunteer Centre or they can call 2-1-1. These resources will refer them to the appropriate services.

Reminder

Mayor Pierre Brodeur reminds residents of the importance of exercising caution and respecting the guidelines for social distancing and hygiene recommended by Santé publique du Québec.

He also urges everyone to demonstrate solidarity with their community:

  • Check to see that family members or neighbours are doing well, and see if you can offer them a little comfort, especially if they are isolated.
  • If possible, offer them help, even from a distance, by telephone, to help meet their essential needs, such as food or medication, so that they don’t have to leave their homes.

COVID-19

To stay informed about the various actions taken by the City of Saint-Lambert in response to the evolution of COVID-19, residents can visit www.saint-lambert.ca/covid19.

The Quebec government’s website offers several resources for citizens with questions about COVID-19 and the measures put in place by the Direction de la santé publique: www.quebec.ca/coronavirus.