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No Killjoy Drive rallies relief forces
Immediately after the havoc wreaked by flooding in the Diego Martin area last weekend, soca artiste and radio announcer Devon Matthews sent out a call to arms in the form of a tweet for relief aid for people adversely affected by the floods. Three days later, hundreds of concerned citizens, local entertainers and small business owners have answered the call. They have come together and are assisting daily, by collecting, transporting and distributing goods, such as mattresses, bottled water, canned foods and clothing to families in need. “It just started with an idea,” said Matthews. “I was seeing everything happening and decided that I had to help so I sent out a message and told some of my friends and neighbours.” Matthews said the first people to respond to him were the “flag crew” Spanglers, a popular staple at fetes during the Carnival season. “They came together and donated items, no questions asked. Then Bunji (Garlin) saw the tweet and started spreading the message and he and Fay Ann came out and supported what we were doing.”
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