Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Barrackpore business owner offers free food to flood victims

A breakfast shop in Barrackpore has opened its doors to flood victims.

Barrackpore is among the areas hit by flooding over the last three days.

In a Facebook post, Eddie Surjan announced free food for those affected.

“BARRACKPORE BREAKFAST SHED has opened its kitchen this morning for FLOOD VICTIMS or WHO IS UNABLE TO COOK or ELDERLY PERSONS who is stranded by the flood and who really needs it. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FREE.

If there are anybody with high vehicles who is willing to transport food to victims plz message us or call 3182247.

If you know anybody with high vehicles who is willing to volunteer to transport food to victims plz message us or call 3183347.”

The move has been praised by social media users.

Speaking with LoopTT, Surjan said he himself was a victim of the flooding.

The owner of the Barrackpore Breakfast Shed described the flooding as the “worse I have ever seen in my life.”

Surjan along with a team has been out on the field distributing food to those who have been hard hit by flooding in the Barrackpore area.

“We got some high vehicles, we packed the food, and we are out distributing. We have reached waters up to five feet. It is the worse I have ever seen.”

Meanwhile, Oropouche East MP Dr. Roodal Moonilal is calling upon the business community to donate meals to victims in his constituency in midst of what he has described as the extensive destruction caused by the floods.

He said scores of families have lost their food stuff and their means of preparing meals as a result of the widespread rains over the past three days.

Moonilal said children, in particular, have not been able to enjoy a hot meal.

The Oropouche MP said as a result, an emergency situation exists at several communities, such as Barrackpore, Suchit Trace, Digity Village, Boodoo Trace, Ramsamooj Trace and more. Many properties remain flooded.

He therefore urged the business community to come forward at this time of critical urgency.

Moonilal added that food stuff can be delivered at the Oropouche East constituency office, at Debe Junction, SS Erin Road, Debe.

Persons are asked to kindly contact Ms. Shamaine Lewis at 647-2384.

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