The Regional Democratic Council of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), through the directives of Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, has stayed true to its word by assisting the family whose house was gutted by fire on Sunday.
The Council was able to secure temporary accommodations for the seven children and four adults at the Dorfolk Home in Retrieve, Mackenzie, Linden, through its Regional Executive Officer (REO), Dwight John.
Supplies, including mattresses, food and water were provided, while the Council said it is seeking to extend its response through collaboration with other agencies.
Regional Vice Chairman Douglas Gittens and Councillors Michelle Daniels and Coretta Braithwaite-Walton visited the family on Monday and handed over a quantity of much-needed items.
It was reported that the fire was spotted in one of the bedrooms of the Dageraad Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden home and quickly razed through the building leaving no time for the occupants to salvage any household items.
Soon after the fire, Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh who was on an outreach programme in the area, visited the scene and committed his Government’s assistance.