A new committee was formed last night in Hopedale.
The committee is called ‘IKajutet’ which means ‘helpers’.
Kitora Abel is a resident of Hopedale and she explains how the committee came to be.
She says the reason it was formed is because of lack of funding for emergency situations.
It is put in place so that when an emergency arises; money will be available to assist those in need.
Their first meeting was held last night and seven people attended.
Abel says she was elected President and Hulda Pijogge the Secretary/Treasurer.
The other members are; Maggie Jararuse, Hilda Hunter, Doris Flowers, Elizabeth Flowers, Rosie Piercy and Juliana Flowers.
The next step for the committee is to acquire appropriate licensing and banking documents.
After that is all done, IKajutet will host another meeting.