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Friday, 14 October 2016 14:40

San Fernando’s Help 4 Haiti Charity Drive Moving Forward With Great Success

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October 14, 2016 – When His Worship the Mayor Alderman Haji Kazim Hosein launched the Help 4 Haiti Charity Drive last week, he never imagined the magnitude of the response he would get from the public.

“I am overwhelmed with number of people who have come forward to donate, to partner with us, and to assist in collection. It shows how deep the spirit of volunteerism goes in our city, and really across the whole of Trinidad and Tobago. People want to help, and they are looking for ways to do so. I am really thankful for the support we have received thus far and we are going to keep this drive going as long as we can, to send help to those most in need in Haiti,” he said.

The Charity Drive Committee has been working fastidiously to recruit volunteers to assist with the intake of donations, sorting goods and packing the shipping containers. Voluntary services have also been provided from corporate partners Laing, Dumore Enterprises, Edoo’s, Eagles Transport and Global Brokerage Limited for transport, warehousing and shipping agent services.

“Many new donation points have been set up because people are calling in and offering spaces as a way of joining in the efforts. We are storing items at a warehouse in Victoria Village and by Monday we will have volunteers on hand there also to collect items,” continued the Mayor. He reiterated that the items most needed are non-perishable food items, drinking water, clothing, medical supplies and basic medicines, and building materials (receiving at Dumore Enterprises – Transport Division).

“No cash donations are being accepted. However, we are seeking donors to cover the shipping costs to Haiti, which they can pay directly to the shipping company when the time comes to send the containers out,” he added.

There are many ways in which you can join in the Help 4 Haiti Charity Drive. For anyone interested in joining the efforts, kindly contact 652-0449 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

New donation points have been added as follows:

The San Fernando Disaster Management Unit
69A Circular Road, San Fernando
Contact: Hayden Alexander - 657-5788

Eagles Transport Limited
9 Eagles Drive, Connector Road, Carlsen Field, Chaguanas
Contact: Pat Maharaj – 672-0500

The Penal-Debe Disaster Management Unit
218A S.S. Erin Road, Debe
Contact: Hameed Hasmathali – 332-9147

Dumore Enterprises – Transport Division – accepting large items and building materials
Belle Vue Industrial Estate, Lot 11, St. Mary’s Village Main Road, South Oropouche
Contact: Roshan Ragbir – 225-5555

Edoo’s Warehouse (between Laing and Southern Sales Rentals)
LP80 Cipero Road, Victoria Village
Contact: Leah or Krystel – 652-0449

All Branches of JTA Supermarket – accepting small items

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