National Time of Caring 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT OF UNITED WAY TT NATIONAL TIME OF CARING 2020 AND THE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUND

The United Way Trinidad and Tobago (UWTT) is launching the UWTT National Time of Caring 2020 (NTOC) and the UWTT COVID 19 Recovery and Response Fund (CRRF) as our 2020 initiatives to support our communities to raise the conversation to one of Caring and Hope and get through these uncertain times.

Our strong message is that, more than ever, we need to work together as a country to beat the COVID- 19 outbreak and to recover as equitably as possible – this crisis will have its toll.  Your continued support to our ability to serve vulnerable communities remains as important as ever.

The UWTT COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) will enable us to respond to the gaps in the national response as the situation develops, and as with other Crisis Funds we have managed, aims at also supporting the recovery work that comes after.    Every contribution counts as this crisis is affecting us all, pooling in one fund will help takes action to scale.

In keeping with National Policy on social distancing, we will build on our 6 years of working on the UWTT National Day of Caring (NDOC) volunteer event, as we cannot think of a more fitting social media platform than our social impact messaging #daretocareTT and #sharethecareTT, launched last year, to support collective action over the next few months into recovery.

We believe that we can work together to make a difference, and the challenge will be how we can do that safely and responsibly from wherever we are.  Already, there are many examples of communities helping communities, people finding creative ways to virtually communicate and support each other within the new social norms.

We thank you again for your continued support and partnership, through your donations, volunteerism and advocacy, and look forward to working with you in helping our nation in these uncertain times to continue to Dare to Care and to LIVE UNITED.

 

Executive Committee of UWTT

Ian Benjamin                  Board Chair
Vincent Pereira               Board Deputy Chair
Ian Welch Chair, Donations and Marketing Committee
Wayne Moze Chair, Allocations and NGO Committee

 

Keep Hope Afloat: Flood Risk Management in Trinidad and Tobago

United Way Trinidad and Tobago has undertaken a public flood information campaign to spread awareness and strengthen already existing stakeholder relationships in integrated flood risk management. We believe that empowerment through information is a key step in building our medium to long term resilience. We invite you visit the landing page at: https://communi-tt.tracking-progress.org/frm/ and to share local content.

This project is aligned with the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 6- Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 13- Climate Action

Flood events do not always have to mean a disaster if we can work together to reduce flood likelihood and the vulnerability of physical structures and citizens. Flood risk management involves an integrated approach by various stakeholders to increase a population’s capacity to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from a flood event.

See our video series on YouTube for the campaign by visiting the following links:

Keep Hope Afloat

1. Working Together

2. Understanding Flooding and Its Causes

3. Empowering Action

Also stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for more features on our tips on how you can Prevent.Prepare.Recover. in the event of a flood.

NDOC 2019 Dare to Care Campaign

For this year’s National Day of Caring our theme is #DARETOCARETT – T&T needs more Heroes.

It continues our social impact messaging over the last years from ‘Changing the conversation to hope, possible and encourage’ to 2018 ‘You are the Missing Piece’.

We are also strengthening our campaign focus to greater follow up after NDOC to #SHARETHECARE and for a greater, more sustained sharing of acts of kindness.

Part of this is the Dare to Care Challenge where:

  1. You do a dare
  2. Post it & tag #DareToCareTT
  3. Dare a friend

 

See the list below to get an idea of the dares you can choose from:

Dare to make a difference every day. Share the list, tag a friend, do the dare!

 

If you need support or contact information for a community leader or charitable organization you can inbox us on FB @UnitedWayTT

 

#DareToCareTT

#UnitedWayTT

#NDOC2019

#Volunteer

#Care