Volunteering in our Community.
I believe that we are a stronger and healthier Community not because of what we are obligated to do as an Order of Government but how we as residents are committed to giving back to our community. Throughout the pandemic we all learned to pivot, do things differently. Now as we move into the next stage of the pandemic and look at economic recovery, we will find new and creative ways to give back to not only our own communities but to those who are in need in a selfless way.
Throughout the years, I have always had a desire to volunteer. As a teenager, working as a candy striper at a hospital or as a youth volunteer at a summer day camp or drop-in center. As a parent, volunteering at my children’s day care centre or school or being a member of a community group. Volunteering can often lead to work opportunities, skill development and improve life satisfaction which may improve health. Most important of all it has been an opportunity of connecting with people which have inspired me to do better.
There are so many groups and organizations that contribute and do important work in our community and need help. There are certain charities that exist solely on volunteer support to operate, such as sports teams, rotary groups, environmental groups, and community organizations. There are institutions that also require support such as schools, hospitals, long-term care homes and those that support disabilities and addictions.
The recent invasion that is occurring in Ukraine has created an overwhelming response to help internationally. A mother wanting to support and help people who are in hot spots in Ukraine set up a charity cake sale, raffled tickets, and raised $2,520.00. Others are contributing directly via Airbnb bookings. The Canadian Red Cross is supporting Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. The Government of Canada will match all eligible donations not exceeding $100,000 made by individual Canadians to Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal between February 24th to March 18, 2022, up to a maximum of $30 million.
Whether contributing time, talents, or resources, we all have the capacity to volunteer and make a difference.
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As published in the Public Notices page of the City of London:
The City of London intends to control Spongy Moth / LDD Moth* (Lymantria dispar dispar) in the following five municipal parks within London:
Total parks area sprayed: 79.62 Ha
Total adjacent parcels notified: 1 874
The following pesticide will be used:
Product Name: Foray 48B Biological Insecticide Aqueous Suspension
Active Ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki
Registration No. 24977
The two spray events are anticipated to take place between May 1 and June 15. The second spray event will take place 7-10 days after the first. More information on the aerial spray program, including individual park maps, spray blocks, and adjacent property list can be found on the City’s Spongy Moth (formerly European Gypsy Moth EGM) Get Involved page: getinvolved.london.ca/gypsy-moth
The actual confirmed spray date will be posted 48 hours in advance on the Spongy Moth (formerly European Gypsy Moth EGM) Get Involved page. It will also be shared by the way of the City of London’s Facebook www.facebook.com/LondonCanada/ and Twitter www.twitter.com/CityofLdnOnt social media accounts.
If you would like to receive a phone call and / or email 48 hours before the actual spray date or have questions, please contact Jill-Anne Spence, Manager, Urban Forestry at cell phone: 519- 200-5980 or email email@example.com. Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.
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