Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Opposition pleads for continued help for flood victims

As help continues to pour in for flood victims across Trinidad and Tobago, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar is calling on the rest of the nation to continue to offer assistance in any way they can.

In a release on Tuesday, Persad Bissessar said persons are still in need of mattresses, clothes, cleaning and school supplies. These areas were also hard hit in the recent flooding.

“We urge volunteers to continue providing support in the hard-hit areas of St Helena, Kelly Village, La Horquetta, Caroni, El Socorro, Bamboo Settlements 1 & 2, and to also remember the communities of Sangre Grande, Mayaro and Manzanilla which were also adversely affected, and are in dire need of help.”

The United National Congress (UNC) leader extended heartfelt gratitude to the thousands of volunteers who gave freely of their time and resources to help those most in need.

“What we have witnessed over the past few days is the best of Trinidad during the worst of times. People came out in droves braving the bad weather because they saw people in need and that is the true spirit of our people.”

She said all arms of the UNC have been out assisting and will continue to do so over the coming weeks as the communities try to return to a sense of normalcy.

Persad-Bissessar said all of the party’s channels remain open and urges persons in need of assistance to reach out as the Opposition will do its best to help.

 

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