K1 DIRECT, Disaster Relief & Crisis Team, recruits new members

WILLEMSTAD – K1 DIRECT – K1’s Disaster Relief & Crisis Team is currently recruiting new volunteers to be a part of their team based in Curacao. Since its launch back on September 6, 2018, K1 DIRECT has been partnering with local, regional and international disaster relief initiatives and organisations, and has grown to a team of over forty volunteer members based in St. Maarten and in Curaçao. The decision to develop a branch in Curaçao stemmed from the island’s strategic location outside of the hurricane belt and its social connection to St. Maarten.

 

K1 DIRECT has been training in various fields of disaster management to assist the disaster relief structure of St. Maarten and other islands through its main tasks of shelter management, first response and distribution management in the region, amongst others. The team’s most recent mission was supporting the relief and aid in The Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian. Where the volunteers spent time in Nassau and Freeport, Grand Bahama assists with registering evacuees, assessing properties for additional sheltering and managing a distribution warehouse of supplies.

Program Managers Iris Hakkens & Alan Schet will be in Curaçao from October 3rd to October 8th 2019 to conduct various radio and TV interviews, and they will be hosting an information session for interested persons on Monday October 7th, 2019 in the evening. Exact time and location to be announced.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or being a part of the team, come to the information session and contact K1 DIRECT through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/K1SXM their website at www.k1britanniafoundation.org, via email at direct@k1britanniafoundation.org or via telephone at +5999-5201614 and +1721580-3923.

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