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Mormons donate supplies valued US$70,000 to NEMO

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In an effort to assist with Hurricane Tomas relief, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday, February 4, donated relief supplies to the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) valued at US$70,000.{{more}}

The handing over ceremony took place at NEMO’s warehouse in Campden Park.

The donation, which includes food items, clothing, stationery supplies, will be given to those persons still housed in Hurricane Shelters.

Acting Deputy Director of NEMO Hulda Peters confirmed the items will go towards helping those families in the shelters. Peters added that NEMO and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints share a great relationship and that their Church in Kingstown is used as one of NEMO’s Hurricane shelters.

Prior to last week’s donation, Peters said the Church donated local food supplies to NEMO to the tune of EC$8,000.

“This will go towards replenishing our supplies so that we can assist those persons still in shelters,” Peter said.

Operth Sutherland, Branch Clerk of the Kingstown Church, stated that Church has always been an organisation that responds in times of disaster worldwide. He noted that they also assist in other areas where people might need assistance.

Sutherland said that the Church is happy to partner with NEMO in their efforts to assist those in need.