E. Coli Tragedy and The Kinsmen and Kinette Trust Fund
At the beginning of this crisis it became evident that the victims of this crisis had to be flown out to either Owen Sound or London Hospitals to receive specialized care. Families of these victims were incurring extensive bills from having to stay out of town to be with their loved ones.
The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Walkerton wanted to help these families during their time of crisis and they established a trust fund to help the immediate families of the victims and/or direct victims of the E.coli outbreak. This fund was established to assist in defraying costs incurred by the immediate families of victims and/or the victims themselves.
As of July 27, 2000 we have raised $390,000 and have handed out close to $200,000 to affected families and victoms of this crisis. Our first priority is to address the immediate and urgent needs of family members directly affected. Once the emergency nature of this crisis recedes, the committee will determine policy regarding the disbursement of surplus funds, if any. In response to this need, a Trust Fund Account was established at the Bank of Montreal in Walkerton. Anyone wishing to donate to this fund can do so at any Bank of Montreal, or you can mail your cheques to:
Kin Association Trust Fund
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