To date, more than 2 tonnes of donated food items have been delivered to Dominica by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) while 14,000 pounds of relief supplies have been flown in by the National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL).
The update comes from the National Security Ministry, which is providing air and maritime support to Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria earlier this week.
The ministry said National Security Minister, Edmund Dillon, "wishes to thank all those who have responded to the national relief efforts and encourages continued contributions as our emergency support agencies render assistance to Dominica."
The food aid was delivered to the island on Thursday (September 21) by Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) vessel, TTS Moruga (CG 27) while "members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) moved 14,000 pounds of relief supplies from St Lucia to Dominica" via the NHSL.
"TTDF personnel have been on the ground in Dominica providing support in the areas of relief distribution, search and rescue and medivac assistance."
The ministry added that here in TT, "the collection drive for relief items continues" at: Cruise Ship Complex, Dock Road, Port of Spain; Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Lives (FEEL) Warehouse, Warehouse 22, Fernandes Industrial Centre, Eastern Main Road Laventille; Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost) Corporate Post Shops and all other locations previously identified by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM).