Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario distributed COVID-19 relief clothing/sports equipment to remote northern Indigenous communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Working with local community leaders and organizations, 6 pallets have been delivered.
The new clothing was sorted, bagged and boxed with each box containing 60 garments (raincoats, sweaters, jackets, shirts, shorts, pants, hats, socks and sports equipment). Each shipment of boxes contains 600 lbs of clothing.
Working in partnership with HIP and some wonderful transportation partners, Trucks for Change, Gardewine and Polaris, the boxes were on their way for deliveries to Thunder Bay, Sudbury and Kenora and from there delivered to identified Indigenous communities. #trucksforchange #gardewine #polaris
Recipients include Fort William, Thunder Bay YIP, Evergreen, Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO Chiefs), Lake Helen, Rocky Bay, Mattawa Organization, Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake, Gull Bay, Dalles, Eagle Lake, Shoal Lake 40, Whitefish Bay, Grassy Narrows, Wash Bay, NeChee Centre, Metis Council, Poplar Hill, Big Grassy, Onigaming, Wauzhushk Onigum and Wabauskang. Many, many individuals are impacted by this shipment.