The partnership with the National Gas Company is one that has engaged hearts, minds and pockets! The NGC staff have worked with our homeowners on new houses, donated to help repair homes and renovated one orphanage dormitory in southern Trinidad. The employees are highly engaged with their families, coming out as a team of volunteers to paint, lending their skills and training to assist contractors with carpentry and plumbing, and staying in touch with the families after the project is complete, often bringing them appliances and furnishings, or just checking up on them to make sure that they are well. Individual departments within the energy company have even raised funds separate and apart from the company’s contributions to fund ‘extras’ for families, such as tiles and ceiling. House dedication ceremonies are often big events attended by NGC’s President an senior managment.
In 2016, NGC was challenged by Ronald Harford, our Capital Campaign Chairman, to match the Republic Bank multi-million dollar, multi-year Covenant – and we are thrilled to say that they pledged $1M TT Dollars for 3 years to support Habitat’s work! It’s large, multi-year donations like this that sustain our organisation in these uncertain times.
Mark Loquan, NGC President, received our Spirit of Humanity Award for the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago.
Photo Gallery: Homeowners celebrate Christmas with NGC