Friday 15 November, 2019

Skilled workers, volunteers needed to help flood victims

Rain from Tropical Storm Karen caused rivers to burst their banks resulting in flooding across parts of T&T.

Rain from Tropical Storm Karen caused rivers to burst their banks resulting in flooding across parts of T&T.

Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago is calling for skilled structural engineers to conduct damage assessments of houses in flood-hit areas.

A release from the NGO said it is mobilising skilled volunteers to conduct assessments in Santa Cruz and San Juan areas, as well as around Aranjuez and El Socorro. 

Habitat has also sent out a call for regular volunteers for clean up operations and packing cleaning kits for distribution along the East-West Corridor.

Habitat's Major Donors are asked to either divert already committed funds or supply additional funding / in-kind support for cleaning kits and hygiene kits. Priority Items needed are shovels, spades, buckets, yard brooms, rubber boots, rubber gloves, mops, bleach, sanitisers, garbage bags, laundry soap, multipurpose cleaner and dettol.

Drop-off and collection points are at TECU Credit Union Offices in MArabella, Couva and Point Fortin, as well as SITAL College on Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua.

The online donation facility is open for financial contributions at www.habitat-tt.org/donate-now and they are accepting direct deposits to Republic Bank Limited Acct. #180482534101

All queries should be directed to the Communications Department -  contactus@habitat-tt.org Tracy 702-4663 or Anjaana 746-4663.  Please share more information from their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/habitattnt

Skilled workers can contact the Construction Manager at 7074663 to coordinate services.

Volunteers can call the Volunteer Coordinator, Katia at 701-4663.

Donors can contact the Resource Development Coordinator at 782-4663 or the National Director at 742-4663.

Habitat Homeowners are asked to contact their Community Officers 398-7381 and 6751222 to report incidents and damage to their homes.

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