MODL issues emergency funds to community organizations, fire departments

by Gayle Wilson

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) has awarded more than $116,000 in emergency funding to support not-for-profit organizations and fire departments impacted by COVID-19 cancellations.

In all, 44 organizations received a total of $83,658 from MODL's Community Facility Emergency

Assistance Fund, according to a news release issued by the municipality.

Additionally, Council will transfer $32,500 from the Community Facility Emergency Assistance Fund to the Fire Departments Municipal Grant Fund.

"This allows Council to distribute $32,500 in emergency assistance funding to MODL fire departments. As a result of this decision, each Fire Department will receive a 50% increase in their annual grant," stated the release.

Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson indicated the municipality was "dismayed" to see the scope of revenue lost by organizations.

"Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, many groups are experiencing significant financial hardship. We hope this emergency funding will help these organizations and our fire departments during this difficult time," Bolivar-Getson said in the release.

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