Dozens come out to help fill sandbags in Terrasse-Vaudreuil
Volunteers worked along firefighters and public works employees in Terasse-Vaudreuil, off the western tip of the island, Friday.
They shoveled and filled sandbags, with the goal of filling 10,000 bags to deliver to homes that may need them.
"We're worried about a good 80, 100 houses," fire chief Stéphane Rozon told CJAD 800.
Operation Sandbag in full swing in Terrasse Vaudreuil which is asking for volunteers “with a shovel and a big heart” to help fill 10,000 sandbags as riverbanks threaten to overflow and flood homes. #CJAD800 pic.twitter.com/niRRkjINTf— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) April 19, 2019
Craig, a volunteer from neighbouring Ile Perrot, drove over after hearing the call for help this morning on CJAD 800.
"My mother-in-law and stuff, they all live out here, so you gotta help the community," he said. "Even though I'm not the one suffering you still gotta come give a hand and if more people did that, less people would be suffering."
Terrasse-Vaudreuil resident Chuck Murphy also came out to help.
"The neighbourhood is one of the best places I've ever lived and I just want to make sure my neighbours are safe," Murphy said.
Volunteers pitching in and helping Terrasse Vaudreuil city workers fill sandbags. Goal: 10,000 bags. They’ve been at it since yesterday with the heavy rains on the way. The town is asking for volunteers “with a shovel and big heart.” #CJAD800 pic.twitter.com/xmsZ4vsbRY— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) April 19, 2019
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