The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Port of Spain Stake, has made a donation which would help families in Trinidad during the current Covid- 19 pandemic. The Church made the donation of two hundred (200) relief food hampers to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Department Special Operations Response Team (SORT) at a hand-over ceremony held on Tuesday 6th June at the Church’s Port of Spain Chapel.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, First Counselor in the Port of Spain Stake, President Ashton Garcia expressed his gratitude to the Police Commissioner and SORT for making it possible for the Church to reach out to vulnerable families through this partnership. “As disciples of Jesus Christ we are following his teachings and by this donation we are giving to those citizens who're temporally affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic”, President Garcia stated.
Also speaking at the hand over, Special Operations Response Team Acting Sergeant Sherwin Waldron, who represented the Commissioner of Police and Director of SORT, thanked the Church and its membership for its generous donation. He said that we were under no obligation to give this donation of hampers, but it demonstrated our love to the people that will be receiving them.
Through distribution by SORT, these hampers will go towards two hundred families throughout communities in Trinidad that were affected during this most difficult period, bringing much needed relief at this time.
President Garcia pledged the Church's continued support if further assistance is needed.