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Places to call for help, and to help

Greenvale residents including a child are taken by boat out of the flooded community in east Trinidad. PHOTO BY LINCOLN HOLDER
Greenvale residents including a child are taken by boat out of the flooded community in east Trinidad. PHOTO BY LINCOLN HOLDER

We have put together a list of teams and organisations offering help for those in need, and places those seeking to help may contact.

The Sangre Grande Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Sangre Grande are making a joint appeal to corporate T&T to partner with them to provide relief for citizens in communities stretching from Matelot to Sangre Grande, Manzanilla to Fishing Pond and extending to Guaico Tamana and Valencia. These areas were hard-hit by last weekend's flooding which left many parts of T&T in a state of devastation.
You can contact 728-2738, 788-4479 and 271-9930.

T&T FLOOD RELIEF - HOW TO HELP

"Giving is not about just making a donation, it's about making a difference" - Kathy Calvin

Dear valued PLOTTers, Friends and Partners,

We can all agree that the last 3 days have been heart-breaking, after watching videos on social media and hearing accounts from those affected. Please note that a Joint Chambers Flood Relief Action Group in collaboration with the Living Waters Community along with many others mobilised to answer the calls for help.

This message serves as an update from the Joint Chambers e-blast and our social media posts (via facebook and WhatsApp) on Saturday 20th October. Please see below for some of the ways we can all help to make a difference in the wake of this terrible natural disaster.

Please save this information and feel free to share.

COLLECTION/ DONATION CENTRES

Please see the e-flyer below with information on ways that you can contribute to the flood relief effort.

Donations can be made to:
Living Waters Community Disaster Relief Account RBC - Park Street
Account No. 1000-911-10130182
Swift Code RBTT-TTPX


Not in T&T?
Please note that overseas individuals or companies may also make financial donations via the Joint Chambers' and LWC's WiFundYou Platform:
https://wifundyou.com/campaign/22/trinidad-flood-relief

Please note that all funds will be deposited to LWC's RBC account and will be audited by Aegis for accountability.

The Government of Trinidad & Tobago also has a list of Disaster Relief Grants for which persons who are affected may apply.
The public is reminded that first level needs assessments will be conducted by the Regional Corporations and this information will be communicated to the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, where verification will quickly take place to provide the necessary relief.
For further information on disaster relief funding and food support, persons may call the Ministry’s toll free hotline at 800 – 1MSD (1763).
Persons in need of counselling services may contact the National Family Services Division at 623-2608 ext 6701-6707.
SHELTERS
Please see below for the presently open Shelters operated by the Disaster Management Units of the respective Regional Corporations. Note there are 8 shelters within the most adversely affected areas under the Tunapuna Piarco Corporation.

24 HOUR HOTLINES
Please take note of the 24-hour hotlines for each respective Regional Corporation.

WANT TO HELP?
The above are just a few of the ways we can all contribute. Please feel free to share. If you would like to volunteer or contribute to our joint efforts in any other way (e.g. transport, manpower, construction materials, meals etc.) please contact any of the Chamber's CEOs below or others on the listing, preferably via WhatsAPP.
▪ TTMA - Chris Alcazar, (868) 685-1500
▪ T&T Chamber - Gabriel Faria , (868) 384-2060
▪ AMCHAM - Nirad Tewarie, (868) 728- 8274
▪ Energy Chamber - Thackwray "Dax" Driver - (868) 355-5236
▪ TTSCI - Lara Quentrall - Thomas, (868) 678-2181
▪ GBLF - Nigel Salina - (868) 315-6369
▪ Living Waters Community - Suzanne Dowdy, (868) 376-5844
▪ PLOTT - Gillian Wall, (868) 680-9248 or (609) 480-1301
In closing, please rest assured that all across T&T citizens are actively working together; Government officials, Private Sector, Civil Society, Faith-based organisations, neighbours...all working together in support of flood relief efforts across T&T.
Small groups working together across T&T toward a common cause is a nation working together, of this we are indeed proud.
Thank you for your support.
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