Photos:TV3 donates to flood victims; more aid needed for June 3 Disaster Fund

Ghana’s leading television station in news and entertainment, TV3, has donated items worth thousands of  Ghana Cedis to hundreds of flood victims living around the Odaw River in Accra.

The donation forms part of the station’s June 3 disaster support initiative.

One of the areas visited was Sahara, a suburb of Adabraka near the Odaw River, which is one of the hardest hit communities of the June 3 floods.

Residents who had their houses inundated have been working to get back a semblance of their lives before the disaster.

On arrival, residents, eager to receive relief items patiently waited in a long winding queue.

Residents queue to receive

The team from TV3 with support from officials from the National Disaster Management Organization, Nadmo, and the police immediately handed out provision items to residents.

Some residents walk away after picking their items

Head of Communications at TV3, Nicholina Annor Agyei, and Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, who is the face of the TV3 June 3 Disaster Fund, handed out provisions such as detergents, drinks, rice, and bags of sachet water to the residents.

Dr.Zanetor leads the distribution of items.

Dr. Zenator Rawlings, Ambassador for the TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund excited at the smiles on the faces of residents

The beneficiaries were full of gratitude and praise for the support.

A thankful beneficiary

‘This is good because not all of us have money to buy cloth and all those things. But we need the government to help us with the gutter so the water can flow freely”.

An opinion leader of the community, Richard Polo, who has lived in the Sahara community for thirty-five years also thanked TV3 for the timely gesture and appealed for tools to help them clean up the area.

A concerned opinion leader

“If we can get some equipment then we too we can do some cleaning here. Things like rain boots, shovels and rakes will help us” he noted.

The unclean environment

The Odaw river

TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund

Meanwhile several companies and individuals are donating generously towards the TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund. The fund seeks to support displaced and injured survivors as well as relatives  of those who were killed by the Goil Fuel station fire and the floods.

Some 152 lives were lost on that fateful Wednesday night June 3 when Ghana’s capital experienced continuous rains for several hours.

The TV3  June 3 Disaster Support Fund is targeting an amount of Ghc10 million not only to offer support to injured, bereaved and displaced persons but also to carry out a vigorous campaign on causes of flooding and the role of the citizenry.

Several companies and individuals have visited the premises of TV3 to donate both in kind and cash. Managers are asking members of the public to donate towards the worthy course.

Corporate organizations and individuals are expected to make their donations into Unibank Account Number 2110121963814, World Trade Center Branch, Accra.

Donations can also be made through Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) account number 000250100039781. This can be done at all of the bank’s branches.

Mobile phone users can also text HELP to 1744, across all networks.

Beyond financial contributions, the TV3 campaign is also accepting food and non-food items in support of the project.

Enquiries can be channeled through mobile phone number 0243-200133, the Hotline for the TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund.

By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/3news.com/Ghana

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