The Government's drive to provide much-needed relief to citizens affected by recent floods received a boost on Wednesday with contributions from corporate entities Petrotrin and the Kenson Group.
Petrotrin's president Fitzroy Harewood and communications officer George Commission presented Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein with several boxes of non-perishable items, household and cleaning supplies as well as water, while Kenneth Ferguson, founder of the Kenson Group, donated 20 double-decker beds on behalf of his organisation.
In expressing his gratitude to the donors, Hosein said: 'This is what it is all about, the spirit of volunteerism and putting country first. It was really heart-wrenching to see the damages caused by the recent torrential rains in areas like Woodland, Barrackpore, Piarco, Carapo, Mafeking and many others.
Kazim Hosein, Minister of Local Government, left, shakes hands with Kenson Group founder Kenneth Ferguson after receiving a donation of 20 double-decker beds from the Group on Wednesday.
“I am pleased to see such collaboration between corporate Trinidad and the ministry as we work together to ensure that those less fortunate in our society receive the assistance needed. Special thanks to Petrotrin and Kenson Group for their donations which will go a very long way. Petrotrin has always been good corporate citizens, helping the communities in any way that they can and for that I want to commend them.”
The relief items will be efficiently utilized to assist disaster-affected across the country.
Following the handover of the disaster relief items, the ministry's Disaster Management Coordination Unit immediately started the process by distributing three and two hampers to a less fortunate family in New Grant, Princes Town where a paralyzed father and his three children have little to no access to basic necessities. Additionally, two beds and a hamper were given to Pleasantville family whose home was destroyed by a recent fire.