Saturday 22 September, 2018

Belmont family relocated after home destroyed by recent floods

Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn meets with Wayne Legerton (L) and Deputy Permanent Secretary Vijay Gangapersad

Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn meets with Wayne Legerton (L) and Deputy Permanent Secretary Vijay Gangapersad

A family of seven is said to be receiving assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services after their home was destroyed by recent flooding in Belmont.

According to the Ministry, Wayne Legerton, his wife who is eight months pregnant and their five children were relocated.

Temporary accommodation was secured for Mrs Legerton and two of their children in Maraval while the rest of the family are with relatives in Belmont.

The release said Minister Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn met with Mr Legerton at her office on Wednesday where he was assessed.

He received temporary food support as well as a grant to replace clothing and school supplies for the children.

The Ministry also secured an apartment for the family for a three-month period through its rental assistance grant and said it will continue to work with the family for any additional support they may need.

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services remains committed to ensuring that the necessary resources are mobilized and equipped to bring restoration to affected families in the shortest possible time.

For further information on disaster relief funding and food support, persons may call the Ministry’s toll-free hotline at 800-1MSD (1673). 

Persons in need of counselling services may contact the National Family Services Division at 623-2608 ext 6701 to 6707.

 

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