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TSTT donates vehicle to The Cotton Tree Foundation

TSTT has put The Cotton Tree Foundation back on the road with the donation of a Nissan van to help the St. Ann’s-based organisation with its active community development program. TSTT’s Fleet Manager Lincoln Rampersad made the presentation to Justice Ulric Cross who is a member of the Board of Directors at The Cotton Tree Foundation.        

Mr. Rampersad said TSTT was glad for the opportunity to support the work of the Foundation. He pointed that the van had been completely refurbished to ensure that the Foundation would have use of an exceptionally reliable vehicle. “TSTT is keenly interested in helping organisations like The Cotton Tree Foundation, which are ideally positioned to deliver the social support services that make a difference in the community. This vehicle is our contribution to them realising the goal of sustainable community development and a better way of life for residents.”         

In thanking TSTT for the vehicle Justice Cross explained that each year the Foundation hosts a number of community events that require them to transport materials and equipment. The Foundation’s own vehicle has been out of service for several months and cannot be repaired. As a result, they have been relying on the assistance of private vehicle owners to meet their transportation needs. This arrangement however was not dependable. According to Justice Cross the receipt of the vehicle will significantly reduce the Foundation’s transportation costs as well as enable them to undertake more activities for the benefit of the community.        

The Cotton Tree Foundation is a non-profit charitable community organization comprising mainly professionals of diverse fields. The goal of the Foundation is to assist the residents of Belmont, East Dry River, Cascade and St. Ann’s by providing training for the development of marketable skills, environment protection and youth education projects.