The Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) Group of Companies is the latest corporate entity to put together a shipment of relief items for hurricane-ravaged Dominica.
TCL said that following the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in late September, staff across the Group "collected a substantial amount of non-perishable items and cash, through a massive relief drive dubbed, "We Stand Together - Together we well Rebuild"."
The shipment departed Trinidad this past Tuesday, October 3.
All cash donated by employees was matched by the company and will be used to purchase other critically needed items, such as tarpaulins and medical supplies.
On October 3, as TCL Executive and Coordinator of the relief effort, Jinda Maharaj, and General Manager of TCL, Rodolfo Martinez, overlooked the dispatch of items from the company’s Claxton Bay plant, Martinez said, "We are very pleased by the quick and generous response from our employees, customers, suppliers and members of the public, who all came together in a tremendous show of support for our Caribbean neighbours."
Martinez also said, "As a building solutions company operating in this region for over 60 years, we are very well poised to contribute to the rebuilding effort and felt duty bound to immediately step in to help."
The company's relief drive continues and the public is invited to keep contributing by dropping off donations at any of the following locations: TCL and TCL Packaging Limited, both located at Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay; TCL Ponsa Manufacturing Limited, Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas Industrial Estate or Readymix (West Indies) Limited at Guanapo.
"The TCL family wishes to extend special thanks to Baksh Contracting, the Cipriani Labour College and Dickenson Enterprises, who were among the first to donate, as well as to Cargo Consolidators for its role in facilitating shipment," TCL stated.