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Town of Kensington donates to Samaritan’s Purse

Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse Canada work to take down a huge tree that fell on a private property in Kensington during post-tropical storm Dorian.
Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse Canada work to take down a huge tree that fell on a private property in Kensington during post-tropical storm Dorian. - Colin MacLean

KENSINGTON – The Town of Kensington has decided to give back to an organization that helped its citizens in a time a need.

Council recently voted in favour of making a donation of $2,000 to Samaritans Purse International Relief.

The Christian faith-based disaster relief organization arrived in Summerside shortly after post-tropical storm Dorian moved through the area. The storm causing significant infrastructure damage and brought down thousands of large trees on residential properties across the Island.

Though they were based in the city the group’s main focus area was in and around the Town of Kensington. Its staff coordinated local volunteers and brought in heavy machinery to help clear downed trees for anyone who couldn’t otherwise afford to have them removed.

It recently packed up its gear and headed back to Ontario where it has a depot.

Council felt making a donation was an appropriate way to show the community’s appreciation.

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