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PRESS RELEASECity asks residents to not bring donations to the tornado recovery site
Friday, July 16, 2021

Barrie, ON – The City of Barrie's emergency personnel continue to work today in the Mapleview and Prince William Way area responding to the damage caused by yesterday's tornado. At this time, no on-site donations are being accepted. Please avoid the area of Prince William Way and Mapleview to not impede recovery efforts. To be added to a list to offer assistance or donations, please email ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca.

The Salvation Army will distribute the donations received so far to those in need and arrange for pickup of perishables and large quantities of certain items. 

Monetary donations to help those affected are being accepted by the Salvation Army (please mark 'tornado relief'), by dropping off at their 16 Bayfield St. location, or visit salvationarmy.ca for credit card donations and specify 'Barrie tornado'.

The City thanks the community for the outpouring of support and offers to help. Donating through the Salvation Army is the best way to help the affected community, while allowing the essential site evaluation and clean up to occur.

The City will release new information as soon as it becomes available. Ongoing public information about the situation will be posted on our website at barrie.ca and on our social media channels.  

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Media Contact:
Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529
scott.lamantia@barrie.ca

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