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
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UNITED CARIBBEAN TRUST BARBADOS
United Caribbean Trust
At any branch of CIBC First Caribbean
Account number 1001092544
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CHEQUES CAN BE POSTED TO:
United Caribbean Trust
P O Box 5123
Hurricane Maria intensified
into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island
of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday
night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.
The storm was following a path that could
take it on Tuesday near many of the islands recently devastated
by Hurricane Irma and then head toward a possible direct strike
on Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Fierce winds and driving rain lashed the mountainous
island for hours, causing flooding and tearing roofs from
A series of Facebook posts by Dominica Prime
Minister Roosevelt Skerrit captured the fury of the storm
as it made landfall.
"The winds are merciless! We shall survive
by the grace of God," Skerrit wrote at the start of a series
of increasingly harrowing posts.
A few minutes later, he messaged he could hear the
sound of galvanized steel roofs tearing off houses on the small
He then wrote that he thought his home had been
damaged. And three words: "Rough! Rough! Rough!"
A half hour later, he said: "My roof is gone.
I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding."
Seven minutes later he posted that he had been rescued.
Late Monday, a police official, Inspector Pellam
Jno Baptiste, said there were no immediate reports of casualties
but it was still too dangerous for officers to do a full assessment
as the storm raged outside.
"Where we are, we can't move," he said
in a brief phone interview.
Dominica authorities had closed schools and government
offices and urged people to move from dangerous areas to shelters.
"We should treat the approaching hurricane
very, very seriously," the prime minister warned as the storm
approached. "This much water in Dominica is dangerous."
Information sourced from http://abcnews.go.com