Municipality of South Huron and United Way Perth Huron encourage community to “Help Do Local Good” amid COVID-19 Outbreak


The Municipality of South Huron has partnered with the United Way Perth-Huron on a “caremongering” initiative to connect those most affected by COVID-19 with those willing to lend a hand.

A new website has been launched at to join people together, providing information on how to help and how to receive help.

There is a link on the site to donate to an Urgent Needs Fund that has been established to support individuals and families cope with the economic and emotional fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The site also has a link to volunteer information for those able to contribute their time and energy to helping others in the community. For individuals or families that need help, the site provides links to community resources, including the 211 community information line.

An associated Facebook group called Huron-Perth Covid 19 Resource Group - Help is Close to Home has also been created to connect people close by. Additional ways to get involved are to contact or call 519-271-7730 to leave a phone number and briefly describe how and where you can help.

“I’m asking everyone to take the time to reach out to those around you – your neighbours, friends, colleagues – and make sure everyone has what they need,” said Mayor George Finch. “Look after each other and our compassion will see us through this.”

“In these uncertain days, we can turn toward each other. We can be certain that in this community someone cares,” added United Way Huron-Perth Executive Director Ryan Erb. “Let's stand together, rise above fear and help each other safely. United Way is proud to partner with the City of Stratford and is ready to do what we can to help."

Follow the guidance of Huron Perth Public Health at to limit the spread of COVID-19. For updates on municipal services impacted by COVID-19, visit