Post Gonzalo assistance from Social Services closes tomorrow  

POSTED: 10/22/14 9:34 PM

St. Maarten —The post hurricane Gonzalo assistance that has been offered by the Department of Social Services will close on Wednesday at 3:30pm.

To date the department has provided post Gonzalo assistance to fifty persons and other victims of Gonzalo who are in need of assistance should contact the Social Services Department before 3:30pm on Wednesday.

“Persons in need of assistance should visit the office on the Pondfill near Carl’s and Son Bakery between 8.00am to 3.30pm. Persons are being assessed on their individual needs/circumstances.  Priority is being given to the most vulnerable (senior citizens, handicapped/disabled),” a news release on behalf of the department stated.

The Department of Social Services has been providing crisis counseling and intervention for vulnerable groups along with financial assistance since the passage of Gonzalo last Monday. The St. Maarten Red Cross has also been providing assistance to Gonzalo victims in the form of food, tarpaulin, and water.

 

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