Amalgamated puts $500,000 into relief efforts

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 00:00

Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) is donating $500,000 to the flood relief efforts for affected communities and citizens in Trinidad and Tobago.

The company said it started by handing out instant cash donations to its officers who were affected the most.

"We then rented a boat to move Ambulance Personnel from South to Port of Spain so that we could guarantee our Ambulance Services would be fully functional at a time where it was highly likely for those services to be needed. When the full extent and enormity of this disaster began to show, we started buying and providing truckloads of flood relief items to the general population: wet vacuum cleaners; shovels; gloves; rubber boots; first aid kits; cooked food as well as non-perishable food items; milk; cleaning materials; toiletries; mattresses; clothes; school supplies," the company said in a statement.

It said that for the last couple of days and around the clock, many of its employees volunteered to assist and still are assisting in the distribution of those items to various regional corporations and relief centres as well as directly to persons in affected areas, with the hope of bringing relief to hundreds of our fellow citizens.

It says this corporate effort would not have been possible without the support and contributions of Amalgamated Security’s employees at all levels.

ASSL also is paying for a cleaning crew who are going from door to door to assist persons in cleaning up their flooded houses.