RT @nunavutcollege: An update on the needs of #Iqaluit #Creekside Village #Fire Victims

Via Scoop.itNunavut

Donations were pouring in from all over Iqaluit this week to support victims of Sunday’s fire at Creekside Village. Nunavut Arctic College is thankful to all those who have provided support, time and love. Iqaluit, NU (February 28, 2012) – Overwhelming support from donors has helped Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) meet the needs of the Creekside Village fire victims. Nunavut Arctic College is working hard to ensure 83 students and their family members get back to a regular routine as quickly as possible after a fire in Iqaluit left them homeless on Sunday night. Most students affected by the February 26 fire now have assigned housing. There are a couple students staying with family and at local hotels, however, they should have housing units assigned by end of day today or tomorrow. “Getting back to class will bring back normalcy to the lives of our students,” said Arctic College President, Michael Shouldice. “We’re working really hard with our partners to get our students settled in new housing as soon as available.” Donations of cash and store gift cards are best, if possible, as shopping and setting-up a new home assists in the healing process – it also ensures that the specific needs of a family are met. To make a donation, please call the Red Cross donation line at 1-800-418-1111 and say, “I’m donating to the Current Iqaluit Response.” The Canadian Red Cross is providing new pillows, sheet sets and personal hygiene kits to all those affected, along with financial support for clothing and food. To donate items, please bring them to NAC’s Ukkivik Old Residence. The current needs are laundry soap, cleaning cloths and supplies, blankets, dishes, pans, coffee pots, eating utensils, and non-perishable food items. However, thanks to the generosity of Iqalummiut, electronics, footwear and clothing are no longer needed. The Iqaluit Post Office will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items, which they will deliver to the Old Residence. “We truly can’t thank the community enough for their out-pouring of support,” said Shouldice. “You have made a difficult situation bearable for our students.” ### Media information: Jamie Bell
Public Affairs Officer
Email: nacpublicaffairs@gmail.com Peesee Pitsiulak Stephens
Nunavut Arctic College Campus Dean
Tel: 867-979-7216
Via www.nunavutecho.ca

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