Even as the Christmas season drew near, residents of the flood-stricken communities were still struggling to pick up the pieces. The parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Curepe (OLF), wanted to help as best they could.
Several parts of Trinidad were affected by floodwaters in October 2018, among them the parish’s neighbouring communities, Cunupia, St Helena, and Kelly Village.
Following the media reports of the crisis, OLF sprang to action, creating a committee ‘Our Lady of Fatima Mission Help’ which included parish priest, Fr Arnold Francis. After discussions, a decision was made to transform the church’s Pastoral Centre into an ‘Operation Centre’.