FEEL receives donation of cloth masks from SLWA on Thursday 16 April 2020. From left to right: Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh; FEEL CEO Elena Villafana-Sylvester; SLWA’s Joanna Mouttet; and Sarah Costello-Inglefield representing Janouras Limited. (Image: FEEL)

The Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL) says it is has completed Phase One of its masks distribution plan, and expects distribution to ramp up in May.

In an official statement released last night, FEEL reports that following its receipt of 10,000 cloth masks donated by the Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Association, masks were distributed last weekend in the districts of San Fernando and East Tobago.

FEEL says a team of volunteers from non-governmental organisations in each region went door-to-door, distributing the reusable cloth masks.  Among the communities in South Trinidad that received cloth masks were: Pleasantville; Les Efforts East; Les Efforts West; Coconut Drive; Green Acres; Tarouba; Marabella; Springvale; and Paradise.

FEEL also provided cloth masks for distribution to households in several Tobago communities: Castara; Parlatuvier; Roxborough; Argyle; Patience Hill; Scarborough; Plymouth; Carnbee #1; Mt. Pleasant; and Plymouth.

According to FEEL, it expects to continue receiving donations of reusable cloth masks from corporate citizens and will distribute those donated supplies to persons in need in this country. It notes that supplies may soon come from other sources—namely, those individuals, sole traders and firms who have responded to the NIPDEC advertisement to submit proposals for the manufacture and supply of cloth masks, by the Friday 24th April deadline.

FEEL says in May, it should begin receiving a regular supply of cloth masks from the successful providers of the NIPDEC process, at which time distribution could be increased to meet the demand for cloth masks more readily.

For further information on the distribution of cloth face masks, contact FEEL at [email protected]