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Saturday 21 October 2017
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THA solicits Irma relief

Bottled water, baby wipes, infant formula, hygiene packs, sheets and blankets are among the items urgently needed by those affected by Hurricane Irma's devastating passage through the Caribbean last week.

A call for donations of these items comes from the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) late Monday afternoon. "The THA is leading Tobago’s efforts to provide aid to the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma. The public is being asked to support these efforts by donating emergency relief supplies, as well as financial support,” the THA stated in a release.

These supplies, the release added, should include cases of bottled water; canned foods; hygiene packs; baby wipes; disposal baby diapers; infant formula; tarpaulins; new clothing, sheets and blankets; and cleaning agents.

Donations can be dropped off daily between 9 am and 5 pm, at Tobago Emergency Management Agency's (TEMA) headquarters, Fairfield Complex in Scarborough or at its Signall Hill warehouse next to the Army Camp. The public can also donate to the TT Red Cross Society’s disaster relief fund account at Republic Bank, account number 180482517101, the THA advised.

Anyone seeking more information can call the 211 Hotline or visit www.tha.gov.tt. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), is coordinating regional support for those affected by Hurricane Irma.

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