Students in Decatur, Georgia help flood victims in Trinidad and Tobago

by Lauren Padgett

DECATUR, Georgia – Over two dozen students from Georgia colleges and universities who are members of the Georgia Caribbean Students Alliance are helping flood victims in Trinidad and Tobago.

According to the volunteer group, the students met Saturday, November 3rd  at Larparkan Shipping in Decatur and packed clothes, shoes, food, diapers and other toiletries to help thousands in those countries displaced by severe flooding.

The two countries received a full month’s worth of rain in two days, according to government officials. About 80 percent of Trinidad is affected and main roads and public services are shut down.

About 150,000 people are believed to be affected.

“Atlanta has a large Caribbean American community that supports local and Caribbean American cause sat home and abroad,” said Kaliah Henton-Jones, a representative of the group.

Students and volunteers with the Caribbean Association of Georgia gathered Saturday to send relied items to Trinidad and Tobago at Larparkan Shipping

Students and volunteers with the Caribbean Association of Georgia gathered Saturday to send relied items to Trinidad and Tobago at Larparkan Shipping in Decatur. Credit: Henton-Jones Media

The packing event was organized in part by the Caribbean Association of Georgia, the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Georgia, the Georgia Caribbean Students Alliance.

Support was also provided by Caribbean Media: 2bKaribbean, Caribbean Life TV and the nationally recognized Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation.

To donate visit www.caribbeangeorgia.org.

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