The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has announced that it is making it easy and possible for persons to assist with hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.
The company has set up two systems that the public can use to contribute to hurricane relief efforts.
“A donation of $50GYD will be received once a person texts #GTTHELP to 620-HELP (620-4357); multiple texts can be sent by one individual. Also, donations can be sent free of charge through GTT’s Mobile Money Guyana App (MMG) to merchant code 06014; the minimum amount which can be sent through this medium is $100GYD,” explained Jasmin Harris, GTT’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager.
Ms. Harris said “it is our hope that persons utilize this simple way of giving, to alleviate the daily living of those in the Bahamas whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Dorian”.
Hurricane Dorian which was dubbed as the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, battered northern Bahamas with massive waves, torrential rain and sustained winds. Massive destruction including the demise of homes, vehicles and the electric infrastructure remain crippled in its wake.
Guyana has joined the rest of the CARICOM and other countries in organising various relief efforts to assist the affected islands of The Bahamas.
GTT said individuals can continue to send their donations until the end of September.
Monies received from the public will be presented to the Civil Defense Commissions that is spearheading Guyana’s relief assistance.