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
“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, 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.