Government launches drive to raise funds for Haiti

The Government has launched a national drive to bring relief to the people of Haiti and is asking members of the public to help contribute toward a target of US$300,000.

The programme runs until the end of the month.

The following is a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.

"The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is mobilising national support for Haiti. Members of the public are being encouraged to donate TT$6 over the next two weeks in order to reach the ultimate goal of US$300,000 which will be donated to the people of Haiti through the Haiti Relief Hurricane Fund. This figure is based on an assessment and recommendation from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

The campaign officially started yesterday and continues until October 30th, 2016.

Deposit boxes have been set up by the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago to accept contributions from the national community. (Please see below for the list of participating banks.)

Additional information can be found on the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications’ Facebook page or via Twitter @mpactt.

The public is encouraged to use the hashtag #wecanhelpHaiti to promote and bring awareness to the plight of our Caribbean neighbour.

The list of participating banks are:

Bank of Baroda 95610200000740

Citibank (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited 5109882021

First Caribbean International Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) 180002851

First Citizens Bank Limited 2366947

JMMB Bank 557769-0201

RBC Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago 11-000-000-335-9145

Republic Bank Limited 180 801 049 001

Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited 74815 /1209309