Families affected by OEV explosion will start to receive funds raised
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:18PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:25PM EDT
A firefighter battles a massive blaze in Old East Village in London, Ont. following an explosion on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Source: Joseph O'Neil)
Londoners have come together to help those affected by last week's devastating explosion on Woodman Avenue and now money is starting to go to those displaced.
Later this week, $50,000 will be distributed to residents displaced.
Those most affected, will get $2,000 right away.
Other area residents forced to evacuate that night will receive $250 to help defray some of the costs incurred.
Those people affected will also have access to goods donated by Londoners.
Organizers are asking people to complete an online form to help set up distribution.
A benefit concert held Tuesday night at the Aeolian Hall raised $20,000.