Brethren from Ottawa respond as Montreal declares state of emergency
By JAY CASTRO and PAOLO CUDIA
MONTREAL, CANADA—On April 27, 2019, the Local Congregation of Ottawa-Ontario, Ecclesiastical District of Ottawa, Canada conducted an Aid to Humanity and community service activity in response to the city of Montreal’s declaration of a state of emergency due to immense flooding.
Heavy rainfall caused floodwaters to overflow in the area of Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, damaging the homes of some of its residents.
Despite the short notice, cold weather, and heavy rains, the brethren joined their community in making sandbags, transporting them, and reinforcing the walls to protect the homes of the city’s residents from the floodwaters. Borough mayor and city councilor Normand Marinacci thanked the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) for helping their community in such emergency. — With reports from the INC News Section