United Way Sault Ste. Marie accessing federal funding for seniors

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MP Terry Sheehan is pleased to see the United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District successfully accessing its share of the $9 million funding the Government of Canada has contributed through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, for local organizations to support practical services to Canadian seniors.

United Way Sault Ste. Marie Algoma District is partnering with Algoma Family Services, Sault Search & Rescue and Community Living Algoma to deliver food to seniors in need.

“The work put in by our local community members to help those in need is inspiring. This pandemic means that some of our fellow Canadians need help now, more than ever. Seniors who are staying safe by isolating at home need help to get supplies and stay connected. By modifying the New Horizons for Seniors Program to allow previously approved projects to be adapted to meet seniors’ needs during this unprecedented public health crisis, we are working to protect our most vulnerable.” – Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament, Sault Ste. Marie

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving their health and well-being. NHSP funding supports community-based projects.

“United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District is very pleased to be receiving a share of the $9,000,000 provided to United Way Centraide Canada by the Federal Government. This funding, provided through the New Horizons Program, is directed to provide supports for vulnerable seniors (55+) who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way is also communicating with seniors to identify other needs in our region. Seniors who require assistance are asked to contact the local United Way office. On behalf of United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District, I would like to thank Terry Sheehan and the Federal Government for this important support.” – Gary Vipond, CEO, United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District

Please contact the United Way at 705-256-7476 ext. 201 or [email protected]