"Hattieville" workmen completing the first of the hutments at the new emergency village after Hurricane Hattie
Just a day or so, after Hurricane Hattie devastated Belize City, Mullins River Village and Dangriga, the Government of Belize, led by First Minister George Cadle Price, decided to find accomodation for the hundreds of residents from these Communities.
A team was quickly organized named, " RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION " - - -( I served in this team )
The job was to move as quick as possible to build shelters in the designated areas of, HATTIE VILLE, GEORGE TOWN SILK GRASS and other areas.
The MENNONITES GAVE THEIR VOLUNTARY SERVICE in the building of Hutments. This was done at a rapid pace, and the Mennonites established a Center in Hattie Ville to give basic medical services, establish a food kitchen and other voluntary services.
(This picture shows the first such Hutments being readied.)
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