SEWA International T&T, non-profit organisation headed by Revan Teelucksingh, is currently co-ordinating relief efforts for those affected by the recent floods. For several days areas in south Trinidad, including Barrackpore, Debe, Penal, Sa Francique, Woodland and Palo Seco have been under water.
In a facebook post over the weekend, SEWA shared ways in which the public could contribute and volunteer to provide relief to those affected.
Anyone willing to assist can sponsor sandwiches from Subway for $10 at the following Subway branches:
Also, SEWA TT relief food packs can also be donated. These are $100 each and are available at many of our supermarkets (see list below).
Each relief pack contains: flour, rice, oil, milk, baking powder, macaroni, oats, peas and beans, sanitary supplies etc.
Cash donations are also accepted towards the purchase of cleaning supplies, mattresses and water. This can be made at any Republic Bank or via online banking to SEWA’s account.
Name: SEWA International TT
Account: 8708 0110 7401
Anyone donating via the bank is asked to send a whatsapp picture of the deposit slip or online transfer to 394-7844.
For more info, call 463.0779 or 686.6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Relief packs can be purchased at the following partner supermarkets:
West Bees Supermarkets: Diego Martin, Trincity
Betterdeal Supermarket: Aranguez
Croisee Chasemart: Chase Village flyover
Croisee Supermarket: Calcutta No. 2 Freeport
Low Cost Supermarket: Cunupia Main Road
Persad’s D Food King: Mayaro to Point Fortin
S&S Persad Supermarket: Mayaro, Rio Claro
M&S Food City: Penal
Massy Stores: All locations
Xtra Foods: Arima, Grand Bazaar, Endeavour, Chaguanas
Stop N Shop Supermarket: Siparia
Super Quality Supermarkets: Couva, Endeavour, Trincity
Here’s the procedure:
Visit any of the supermarkets listed
Inform cashier that you would like to purchase a ‘Sewa TT Relief Pack’
‘Sewa TT Relief Pack’ will appear on your bill
Sewa TT will collect all ‘Relief Packs’ from Supermarkets for distribution to affected areas