BPTT plays role in Haiti relief
BPTT employees played their role by donating foodstuff and other supplies which were also included in the containers. The shipment will be handed over to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica which is coordinating Caricom’s relief effort.
“I was amazed at the response of our employees to contribute to the Haiti Relief effort. Employees gave of their time and ideas very generously and we were able to mount a response that spanned the country and other Caribbean islands,” said Mushtaq Mohammed, senior bpTT manager who coordinated the company’s relief efforts. “We also received tremendous support from the community, especially the membership of the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce. We were all motivated by the feeling of helping a Caribbean neighbour in need.”
Getting the supplies to Jamaica took close collaboration among a number of different organisations, from donating supplies, to providing transport, to doing the paperwork, to packing the containers.
It doesn’t stop there. BPTT was due to send two more containers by February 6. That shipment will include 700 solar lanterns that bpTT has sourced from Tata BP Solar, a solar arm of BP’s Alternative Energy business.