Sunday 26 May, 2019

Local celebs, personalities ask for help for flood victims

Celebs and media personalities are using their platforms to help those affected by the severe flooding resulting from the adverse weather over the last few days. 

Erphaan Alves, Nadia Batson, Majah Hype, Destra Garcia, Bunji Garlin and more have taken to social media to ask those who can to assist flood-affected victims. 

"Thoughts and Prayers to those affected by the flood waters and resulting issues from it. I can only imagine your stress at the moment and for the days to come," Fay Ann Lyons said in a post on Instagram. "I will post legit relief efforts for those interested and any info relating to it. Now is the time to come together and be thy neighbors keepers. God Bless you all and be as safe as you can."

Local celebs, personalities ask for help for flood stricken residents

She, along with husband Bunji Garlin have used Instagram and Twitter to update their followers on how they can provide aid, drop off points as well as giving their international followers updates on the status of events. 

"This situation is SERIOUS!! Let's try to help each other in any way that we can, "said Nadia Batson.

Even the stars not based in Trinidad extended their thoughts and prayers to those affected. 

"Trinidad..broken hearted to see this," said Nicki Minaj. 

 

Winston Duke said he was stunned by the by all the footage of devastation but said he took comfort in knowing Trinis were helping each other in their hour of need.

 

Even Majah Hype "The level of love I have for T&T I’ll keep praying for everyone affected by the current situation however I’m also ready to take action!!!" said Majah Hype, who also made the call to promoters and fellow comedians to put on a show where proceeds can be donated to those in need. 

If you wish to help, there are a number of drop off points across the country where you can donate critical items. 

Affected persons may call the Ministry’s toll-free hotline at 800 – 1MSD or the National Family Services Division at 623 – 2608; Ext 6300 – 6307.

Additionally, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says it remains committed to ensuring that the necessary resources are mobilised and equipped to bring restoration and a sense of normalcy to affected families in the shortest possible time.

 

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