COOSAL’s Group of Companies executive chairman Sieunarine Coosal donated $50,000 to the Salvation Army’s Kettle initiative. He said he considered it a sacred duty to give to the less fortunate.
Speaking at the launch, at the organisation’s offices on Henry Street, Port of Spain on November 13, Coosal encouraged people to donate when they saw the Christmas kettles on the street, as he said donations are especially important at this time.
“During this unprecedented time of a pandemic, our donations are critically important to further assist families who are already distressed. Donations also aid in other charitable projects during the year, inclusive of affording opportunities for the afflicted to be rehabilitated.”
Coosal said the proceeds of the kettle drive will go towards, but will not be limited to, food parcels to needy families throughout TT and care packages to hospitals, infirmaries, and children’s homes, as well as funding several other initiatives throughout the year.
“Numerous businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, have been challenged and even forced to close their operations. A number of enterprises are unable to sustain their livelihood as the globe grapples to stay afloat. We truly understand and empathise that it is a difficult time for all, but urge corporate TT and all citizens to assist by any means possible. It will go a long way.”