Thursday 23 May, 2019

Sandals Foundation donates US$50,000 to flood relief efforts in T&T

An aerial view of the recent flooding in Trinidad and Tobago.

An aerial view of the recent flooding in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, has donated US$50,000 (TT$335,000) to the Living Waters Community, which has been actively involved in relief efforts, following the recent floods in Trinidad and Tobago last weekend.

Living Waters will use the funds to help provide relief items such as cooked food, water, baby food, diapers, toiletries, non-perishable food items, medical and cleaning supplies.

The affected areas that will receive assistance include Sangre Grande, Kelly Village, Oropune, Arima, Tunapuna, Caroni, Chaguanas and Couva.

Since its inception in 2009, the Sandals Foundation has sought to respond wherever there was a need among the people of our beloved region; from earthquake relief efforts in Haiti in 2010 to last year’s hurricane relief efforts after the devastation in several islands such as Dominica, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Barbuda, the foundation said in a press release. 

Director of the Sandals Foundation Heidi Clarke said the Foundation is happy to support their efforts, because we have seen first-hand how natural disasters have negatively impacted communities and families.

“We feel it is our duty whenever possible to play our part to help return lives to normalcy as quickly as possible. Our neighbours in Trinidad and Tobago have suffered tremendously due to this unprecedented flooding and we are pleased to support the Living Waters Community in their efforts to reach those most in need.”

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