THURSDAY JULY 01, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO –The Digicel Foundation is #StandingTogether with Trinidad and Tobago to support persons who have been adversely impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. After launching its #standingtogether relief initiative on June 10. So far, 800 of the 1000 families targeted for the project, have received digital food vouchers with about 600 completing the transaction by collecting their groceries.
Standing Together is a partnership between Digicel Foundation and 10 local NGOs to provide $500,000 in groceries to 1,000 families. These NGOs have been on the ground since the lockdown in March of 2020, bringing relief to communities. NGOs such as The Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society, Loveuntil Foundation, Tobago Youth Council, Hopefull Handbags, and Care Helpers Organisation, have been doing exceptional work to aid in the plight of those most vulnerable within our society.
One of the NGO partners, Hopefull Handbags shared a testimony from one beneficiary who applied for the voucher via Facebook. The recipient expressed her sincere, heart-wrenching thanks for the $500 grocery voucher. Her recap of the difficult times which she and her family have faced, with both her husband and herself losing jobs due to the pandemic, was heart-wrenching.
The NGO partners continue to share their most moving COVID relief stories via social media with key resounding messages of advice for Trinidad and Tobago: Get vaccinated, Have Hope, and Reach out to each other.
Digicel Foundation remains committed to partnering with NGOs as they support those most affected by the pandemic. Through this initiative, Digicel Foundation is challenging other NGOs and well-wishers to share their COVID relief stories and use the hashtag #StandingTogether.