Relief materials and supplies to be distributed to Hurricane Gonzalo Victims on Wednesday at Dept. of Social Services

The Department of Social Services, a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, hereby announces that relief material and supplies will be distributed to Hurricane Gonzalo victims on Wednesday, 29th October from 8.30am until 12.00 noon.

The Dept. of Social Services is located on the Pondfill near Carl’s & Son Bakery.

The items to be distributed to hurricane victims are: food, water, toiletries, sheets, towels and tarpaulin.

The aforementioned relief items will be given to those who registered with the Department of Social Services who were assessed on their individual needs/circumstances. Priority is being given to the most vulnerable (senior citizens, handicapped/disabled).

The St. Maarten Red Cross will be on hand to assist with the distribution.

The Department of Social Services has been providing crisis counseling and intervention for vulnerable groups along with financial assistance to hurricane victims since the passing of the hurricane.