Region 3 residents benefit from Salvation Army donation

first_imgThe Salvation Army, under the leadership of Major Matignol, on Thursday distributed one hundred food hampers and mattresses to flood-affected persons in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran and a representative of the Salvation Army distributing the food hampersIn brief remarks, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran thanked the Salvation Army representatives for their kind gesture, and noting that the initiative was welcome. He added that any further assistance given to the affected persons, who are slowly returning to a life of normalcy, would always be welcome.The REO expressed optimism that future collaborations with the organisation would not only benefit the residents, but also boost the region’s development.A representative from the Salvation Army said the initiative is in keeping with that organisation’s mission of assisting those in need.Some of the persons receiving the hampersOn December 28, 2017, officials from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and Region Three visited Canal Number One and began delivering assistance to some 200 families whose homes and farmlands were adversely affected by heavy rainfall.During that visit, it was reported that three sluices were fully functioning, along with two additional pumps, to discharge water from the affected areas into the Demerara River.A Public Health Ministry team also visited the Manram Memorial Health Centre in Canal Number One to ensure it was equipped with the necessary drugs to address any possible outbreak of waterborne disease, and to prevent related illnesses.last_img read more