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Antigua Hurricane relief
Trust (UCT) is a Barbadian registered charity #842, UCT is
managed by a board of Trustees, an Executive board and a Management/Advisory
board all our accounts are Audited by a Charter Accountant
Firm in Barbados and we pride ourselves on the fact that 90%
of our donations get on the ground, quickly and to the most
Special thanks to The Sandy Lane
Charitable Trust (SLCT) for sponsoring the shipping of this
first container to leave for Antigua.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma who just weeks ago
intensified into a Category 5 hurricane when it made landfall and
tore into the 62-square-mile island of Barbuda on the night of September
5 – 6 creating a national disaster of epic proportions. Once
again UCT has stepped up to the plate and will be shipping out a
40 foot container on Monday Sept 18th the first leaving Barbados
Hurricane Irma pummeled St. Maarten/St. Martin and
other northern Caribbean including BVI so it is our vision to quickly
follow this container with three containers filled with all that
is needed to establish Community Sawyer PointOne Water filters to
Antigua, St. Maarten /St Martin and BVI.
UCT began as a faith-based organization to help
the victims of hurricane Ivan in the tri island state of Grenada,
Carriacou and Petit Martinique during September 2004.
What started as a primary concern to help render
relief after damage assessment and consultation with community leaders
has swiftly grown into an initiative fueled by a ‘vision’.
A vision that seeks not only to help the Caribbean but other countries
in establishing a series of Empowerment programs that will bring
socioeconomic changes to those who reside in impoverished countries
focusing especially on women and children.
Utilizing the medium of net-working its Founder,
Jenny Tryhane, has met and instituted partnerships and working alliances
with several NGO’S, churches and individuals in various Caribbean
islands and countries This was seen especially
as UCT became involved in helping Guyana following the floods in
2005 and during the Haiti earthquake in 2010 when Ms. Tryhane was
in Haiti during the earthquake and remained for over 3 months to
ensure safe and transparent distribution of three 40 foot containers
sent up by UCT from Barbados.
The Haiti cholera epidemic has rocked the Western
Hemisphere's poorest nation with another emergency to deal with
following the catastrophic earthquake. UCT was in an excellent position
to distribute the Sawyer PointOne filters because we have an excellent
network of pastors and teachers within Haiti to assist with distribution.
Following the earthquake United Caribbean Trust distributed over
250 Sawyer PointOne Community water filters.
Last year Haiti was impacted not only by another
outbreak of cholera but hurricane Matthew with 140 mph winds and
20 inches of rain. Les Cayes, where UCT has its main headquarters,
was one of the hardest-hit towns in the southwest
Our focus following Hurricane Matthew was:
The Sawyer PointOne Water filtration system
Luci® inflatable solar lights
Reforestation through our Moringa Reforestation
Alternative Hurricane resistant housing
The Homes for Hope Caribbean Disaster Mitigation
programme hopes to provided temporary Modular Housing assistance
to eligible victims of natural disasters anywhere within the Caribbean