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#391227 - 10/28/10 09:16 AM CEMO appeals to public to assist hurricane victims
Marty Offline

If you weren’t affected by the storm, CEMO is appealing for your generosity to assist hurricane victims to get back on their feet. At their press conference today they revealed the long list of items that are desperately needed, which according to them are an initial seventy families.

Troy Smith, Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Team

Tony Smith

“Essentially people that are affected, seventy families in our initial report, which includes children and young people over a hundred and fifty. Roughly we have, our initial report, is over sixteen buildings totally destroyed by hurricane Richard and they are still more people coming in, people calling because of the time frame.”

Pastor Howell Longsworth

Pastor Howell Longsworth, Chairman, Church & Family Development Committee

“We want to ask the churches to begin a food drive appeal so we could channel whatever we receive in the different churches through the agencies being manned by City Council and CEMO. So with that there are other people who have not been affected by the hurricane in this area and certainly we would like them to assist. So there is a food drive appeal. Canned food can be delivered. My number is 607-5527.”

Zenaida Moya Flowers, Belize City Mayor

Zenaida Moya Flowers

“We will be having our monthly concert in the part at Battlefield Park. That will also be complement with a food, clothing and other relief supplies drive. So if you have any clothes, any food items, any sleeping gears or cooking utensils, please you can bring it here or if you need to gather those items, take it to Battlefield Park.”

Philip Willoughby

Philip Willoughby, Belize City Deputy Mayor

“There will also be a waiver of fees for usage of the dumpsite. You know that there is a fee to access the dumpsite but the waiver of this fee at this current moment in time will only apply to debris and so forth as a result of hurricane Richard. Everything else is business as usual.”

A total of one thousand families are said to be affected in central and southern district.

#391228 - 10/28/10 09:16 AM Re: CEMO appeals to public to assist hurricane victims [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Deliveries on way to families affected by Hurricane Richard

Relief supplies to hurricane victims have started to flow, but not quickly enough for the affected families, for some who have been left homeless. In the south side the misery and desperation are growing. The people are in urgent need of food, clothing and a roof over their heads. According to the City Emergency Management Organization, it is joining up with the Salvation Army, the Red Cross and the Department of Human Services to expedite the delivery of supplies. They gave a progress report on the status of the relief efforts.

Roger Espejo, City Councilor

roger espejo

“The Department of Human Services has been out there. As of yesterday they have delivered three hundred food kits. Today they have plans to deliver six hundred food kits and tomorrow they have plans to deliver nine hundred food kits. So that’s an incremental way of proceeding. Just to share with the public some of the basic items that come along with these kits; we have flour, sugar, rice, beans, canned milk, coffee, soap powder, baking powder, toilet tissue, pine oil, bath soap, tooth paste and canned beef to name a few.”

Eric Chang

Eric Chang, City Councilor

“In terms of clothing, I’m collaborating with the Salvation Army, Major Henry King. Whoever needs it—the mayor has already given the numbers but I will give it again—the CEMO number is 663-2258 and 631-2475. Whoever need it can call this number and me and Councilor Singh, who are in charge of this will distribute to whoever needs it.”

Ian Glory, Belize Red Cross

ian Glory

“The Red Cross is hereby adopting the areas, as she said rightly from Jane Usher to Freedom Street. We have assessment teams on the street as we speak right now doing assessment from the area of West Canal and the Foreshore area. All of the work that we’re doing, we’re doing as coordinated efforts with all the stakeholders to make sure that we avoid duplication of efforts.”

Those numbers to call to offer or request assistance are 663-2258 for Tiffany Smith Diaz and 631-2475for Angie Esquilliano.

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