Word comes from Caribbean Vision Ministries, a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship, of devastating flooding in Trinidad. A portion of their newsletter appears below, along with a link to help, if you feel led.
This past week Trinidad suffered major flooding as torrential and abnormal amounts of rain fell causing major rivers and drainage canals to overflow and flood many parts of the country. Mudslides occurred in parts of the mountains. The government has said that at least 2000 families were affected and it is apparent that many people lost everything by way of possessions. Our friends at Cornerstone of Grace Fellowship Church were also affected by the flood. Though the church itself escaped flooding the members of the congregation did not escape. Many of them were affected and need help for their post-flood circumstances; but in spite of that they have turned their attention to helping others in the community. Pastor Roger Dabideen, whose home experienced flooding, and other church members organized a luncheon for people in need. Pastor Roger reported, “ Lunch was good. We had about 20 people there and we home delivered lunch to 4 families who were still cleaning or had no transport because the cars were flooded out. “ At the Wednesday night bible study the church discussed ways to further help those in the community. Roger reports, “We are stepping up our grocery boxes to families and help with whatever is needed to help people return to some normalcy; e.g., repairs to homes, cars, school books for kids, etc. Thanks for help with these issues.”
You can donate online at caribbeanvisionministries.org and mark your gift for “Trinidad Flood Relief” or you can send your gift by mail to Caribbean Vision Ministries, 14458 Via Royale, Delray Beach, FL 33446. All gifts are tax deductible.