Volunteers needed for sandbag removal in Gatineau early June!

There’s a new call for volunteers who want to help with the post flood clean up in Gatineau coming up next weekend.

After about 900,000 sandbags have been placed to help save the homes of Gatineau residents, and now they need to be moved out.

Gatineau is organizing a Solidarity Blitz for June 1 and 2. Volunteers are encouraged to join as long as you are 16 years of age or older.

Residents wishing to help out should go to one of the following gathering points on those days:

  • Centre Robert-Guertin (125 rue de Carillon, Hull sector)
  • Aréna Frank-Robinson (96 rue du Patrimoine, Aylmer sector)
  • Parc-o-bus Rapibus Labrosse (266 boulevard Saint-René Est, accessible through boulevard Saint-Renée between rue de Vauquelin and boulevard Labrosse)
  • Centre sportif Robert-Rochon (97 rue de l’aréna, Masson-Angers sector)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Picking up sandbags from the properties of flood victims
  • Placing them along the street as instructed by municipal officials so that they can be taken away in trucks.


June 1st and 2nd. Shifts will be split into two. 8 am to noon, and 1 pm to 5 pm. Volunteers should be available for 4.5 hour shifts which includes transportation provided by the STO between gathering sites and work sites.

No registration is required, but you are encouraged to sign up on the Solidarity Blitz Facebook page.

For more information click here, or in the tweet below.

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