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Group of farmers to receive $60,000 from Canadian Red Cross

It's a joint effort, which began with the West Carleton Relief group.
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Footage from a drone, operated by local paramedics in Dunrobin following the tornado, September 21, 2018. Photo/ @ChiefMNolan via Twitter

Members of West Carleton Relief says the Canadian Red Cross is finally starting to work with it. 

The Canadian Red Cross came under fire recently for taking too long to reach out and deliver aid to victims of the September 21 tornadoes.

Greg Patacairk, the co-chair of West Carleton Relief, told 1310 NEWS they have identified a few local farmers that require immediate assistance, as they rely strictly on farming for their income.

While it is a start, he added that there is more work to be done. People are only now starting to move out of their hotels and into rental locations, and some residents are still living with family and friends.

"Things are getting incrementally better," Patacairk explained.

He believes it will be "at least a year" before the community will be back to normal.


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