GRC discloses its help list for 2011


THE Guyana Relief Council (GRC) has assisted approximately 125 families who were affected by disasters and faced difficult circumstances in 2011.
A GRC release said, in addition to those families, six more who suffered losses as a result of fire, were also provided with support, in the form of mattresses, foodstuff, clothing, linen, kitchen utensils, building materials and hygiene items.

The agency said the beneficiaries during the period October to November include Mervyn Butts, of John and Sheriff Streets and Junior Hackett (family of five) of East La Penitence, in Georgetown, too; Jennifer Springer (family of four) of Lot 11, Side Line Dam, Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara; Cheryl Samaroo (family of three) of Lot 28, Phase 2 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara; Sukdeo Lallchand (family of four) of East Coast Demerara and Lugard King (family of four) of West Coast Demerara.
“We are tremendously thankful to the members of the public, corporate and private citizens, who, through their goodwill, have enhanced the provision of “care packages” to persons affected by disasters,” the release added.
GRC is a non-profit, non-government and voluntary organisation and its mandate is to bring material aid to persons who suffer from natural or man-made disasters, such as fires, floods, drought and freak storms/high winds, throughout Guyana.
The Council also provides a temporary shelter for persons who are displaced due to such catastrophes.
The humanitarian work of the GRC is funded mainly through donations from local and overseas supporters, fund-raising activities and a monthly government subvention.
The council is in need and welcomes the support of individuals and organisations in the form of time, finances and materials to assist with rebuilding the lives of those in distressing situations and persons who wish to donate cash or other gifts to the GRC can call telephone numbers 225-3081 or 225-2874.