Due to the overwhelming need for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) has decided to extend its food drive for another week.
QPCC secretary Colin Murray told Guardian Media Sports that the club has already made one tranche in its distribution as it was supposed to close off on Friday.
“We have had a great response to the food drive thus far and knowing how many people in the Port-of-Spain area that need assistance we have decided to extend the drive for another week.
“Two weeks ago when we realised how many people were displaced as far as not having food to consume, we decided to write to our members seeking help in getting food items to distribute to those that are in need. The response from our members was fantastic, also from their families and the public at large,” said Murray, who saw QPCC’s Premiership I team sitting on top of the table, four points ahead of Central Sports in the T&T Cricket Board National League before it was halted due to the corona virus pandemic.
“We are a Port-of-Spain club and so we decided to assist those in need in Port-of-Spain. I contacted the Mayor of Port-of-Spain (Joel Martinez) and he put us in contact with the councillors who then gave us names of people who are in need.
“We made contact and they came about and collected during our first distribution. After this, we decided to extend the drive and more and more people have been coming in and donating and by next week we will make another distribution to those in need.
“When we are in a crisis in T&T, we step forward and this has been very evident during this food drive.”