Shermaine Wichkam-Howe, second from right, along with volunteers pray before yesterday’s distribution of hampers at the Flaming Word Ministries, Chaguanas.

The Single Mothers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SMATT) distributed 50 hampers to single mothers who have been struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic yesterday.

The founder and president of the association is now encouraging mothers and those in need to not be afraid to ask for help.

The distribution took place at the Flaming Word Ministries, Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas.

Shermaine Wichkam-Howe, president and founder of SMATT, invited single mothers to apply to her organisation for assistance. She said the hampers were donated by the Ministry of Agriculture. The association also received bread from Kiss Baking Company to add to the hampers.

Wickham-Howe said, “We have a distribution of a dry goods hamper coming up very soon, we are just waiting on clearance, we did this because we got it today. We are distributing to mothers who would have reached out to us on our Facebook page. We are here to help and if you need help and you are in a predicament reach out through our Facebook page.”

Pastor Leah Radix, from the Flaming Word Ministries, said more and more people are crying out for help.

Pastor Radix said she was grateful to SMATT for the role it plays in assisting needy families.

The hampers were distributed drive-by, with volunteers placing the bags in the vehicles that brought the beneficiaries.