The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) has partnered with the United Way Trinidad and Tobago on a relief fund for Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma.
In a release on Tuesday BATT announced that it has collaborated with United Way to establish the United Way TT-Hurricane Relief 2017 fund to assist with relief efforts "for our Caribbean counterparts that have been severely affected". BATT offered "its deepest sympathy to everyone affected by Hurricane Irma, which has had devastating impacts on several Caribbean islands."
BATT said that the member banks have each opened an account under the same name and invited the public to contribute with the recovery process.
"All funds raised will be donated to the United Way Trinidad and Tobago, who will ensure the funds are used for the purpose of helping those in need in the Caribbean.
"Our prayers are with our Caribbean counterparts at this time and we are asking that you please join us in bringing some measure of relief, restoration and comfort to these islands."