Monday 19 August, 2019

Georgia students send relief supplies to T&T flood victims

Students and volunteers with the Caribbean Association of Georgia gathered Saturday to send relied items to Trinidad and Tobago at Larparkan Shipping in Decatur. Image via 11alive.com

Students and volunteers with the Caribbean Association of Georgia gathered Saturday to send relied items to Trinidad and Tobago at Larparkan Shipping in Decatur. Image via 11alive.com

Relief aid has continued to pour in following October floods that left devastation in its path in several parts of the country, particularly Central Trinidad where cleanup and recovery efforts are still underway.

The latest international assistance comes from students with the Georgia Caribbean Students Alliance in Decatur, Georgia.

On Saturday, dozens of members of the non-profit group gathered to collect clothes, shoes and toiletries to send to flood victims.

The volunteer group said the students, all from Georgia colleges and universities, met Saturday at Larparkan Shipping in Decatur and packed clothes, shoes, food, diapers and other toiletries to help thousands displaced by severe flooding.

Government estimates indicate that around 120,000 people were affected.

Kaliah Henton-Jones, a representative of the group, explained that they decided to offer assistance as Atlanta has a large Caribbean American community that supports local and Caribbean American causes at home and abroad.

Saturday's packing event was organised in part by the Caribbean Association of Georgia, the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia, the Georgia Caribbean Students Alliance.

To make a donation, visit www.caribbeangeorgia.org. 

 

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