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Oct 19, 2017

Join Hands to Help Caribbean’s Hurricane Victims

Roosevelt Papouloute

A telethon organized by the Council of Churches and the Belize City Council to raise funds in aid of the thousands of hurricane victims in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda is scheduled for Saturday at the Bliss.  While a target has not been set, Belizeans are being encouraged to give generously in order to assist our Caribbean brothers and sisters in countries that have been devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.  The monetary donations, according to Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, will be handed over to the Belize Red Cross for distribution.

 

Rev. Roosevelt Papouloute, Belize Council of Churches

“We are part of one region, one community and so as a community here in Belize we are glad that God protected us from these natural disasters but our brothers and sisters were affected.  It‘s now our duty to reach out to them in whatever way possible.  A number of organizations, including the Belize Council of Churches, the Belize City Council, the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches, Love FM and others have joined hands in what we call Hands Across the Caribbean and it‘s all in an effort to raise money, and we emphasize money to help our Caribbean brothers and sisters.  So we are calling upon the community at large here in Belize, not only in Belize City but from Corozal to Toledo to help us in making the telethon a success on the twenty-first.  The money that is going to be raised will be turned over to the Belize Red Cross, an incredible institution here in Belize and we believe that the money will go to good use as we give a  helping hand to our brothers and sisters.”

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