Recovery Efforts Requires All Hands

Come forward and help.

THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles urged Tobagonians to give to their Caribbean brothers and sisters.

“Many of our Caribbean neighbours have been affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands have all been impacted,” Charles said.

On Monday (September 18, 2017), Dominica was hit while more Caribbean islands were under threat.

“Persons have lost their loved ones, their homes, their livelihood, and in some cases, all of their possessions,” he said, adding “We need to come forward and assist in providing some of the basic necessities as the recovery efforts continue.”

Charles said it was important that Caribbean people came together “to deliver some level of comfort to those who have been adversely affected.”

“On behalf of the Tobago House of Assembly and particularly the Executive Council, I am making a special appeal to us all in Tobago to help our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Let us donate whatever items that we can. These items will be transported to some of these devastated islands to bring some relief to those who need it the most.”

The THA is spearheading the collection of supplies at both the TEMA Emergency Operations Centre at Fairfield Complex and the Tobago Disaster Relief Warehouse at Signal Hill, next to the army base. The THA has been working with the Office of Disaster Preparedness in Trinidad and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to spread awareness.

“We will also be sending TEMA officers along with the national team to assist with operations, and to assess the damage and what further supplies are needed,” Charles said.

List of items needed

  • Canned food
  • Water
  • Building materials (plywood, nails, saws)
  • Flashlights/batteries
  • Baby food, diapers, bottles, toys
  • Personal hygiene items
  • First aid kits/medical supplies
  • New items of clothing
  • Bed-sheets/mattresses

Please call 211 for further details.

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