Guardian Media launches its Flood of Relief Telethon on Sunday 28th October 2018.
The Telethon will be live from 5 – 9 pm on CNC3 television, radio stations Akash Vani, Vibe 105.1 and Sangeet as well as online.
This event will serve to further mobilise the national community to provide Floods of Relief for those affected by the recent flooding across Trinidad.
Viewers, listeners and readers will be encouraged to support all efforts aimed at rehabilitating those who have suffered property damage and were traumatised by the flooding.
The public is asked to contribute to relief fund accounts set up by Republic Bank, Scotiabank, RBC Royal Bank, JMMB Bank and First Caribbean International.
Contributions can also be made to the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund.
Journalists from CNC3 and the Guardian will provide updates on the recovery efforts in worst hit areas.
GML personalities from television, radio and newspaper will serve as hosts of the Telethon.
Representatives of the business community and non-governmental community, who have been in the forefront of efforts to help those in distress, will be on hand to share their experiences and offer further help.
Entertainment will be provided by a range of performers – gospel, parang, calypso, chutney, steelpan and spoken word – showcasing the rich musical traditions of Trinidad and Tobago.
Endorsements for the Floods of Relief Telethon will come from national and international entertainers.
During the Telethon, tributes will also be paid to Mighty Shadow, who died earlier this week just when he was due to be honoured by the University of the West Indies with a Doctor of Letters on Saturday during graduation ceremonies.
The Telethon follows up on the drive launched just over one week ago by Guardian Media Limited to encourage an immediate response to the plight of those who were caught in the floods and suffered extensive damage to their properties.
The Ansa McAl Group of Companies, which includes Guardian Media, started the campaign with a $1 million contribution.
Since then the business community has joined community groups and individuals in a massive response to the needs of those made vulnerable by the unprecedented flooding that swept over central, east and south Trinidad – from Matelot to Mayaro and the Caroni Basin as well as El Socorro south.
Government agencies also mobilised to provide emergency relief.