The Dominican Republic partners with Tampa company to build “mobile kitchens” to feed displaced flood victims.
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Tampa Company Helps Feed Millions In Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic partners with Tampa company to build "mobile kitchens" to feed displaced flood victims.
Tampa, FL, November 09, 2009 — When a newly instituted Government program in the Dominican Republic needed to build mobile kitchens to feed millions of its people, WorldWide Trailer Sales, Inc. was commissioned for the task. Officials from the Commedores Economicos del Estados Dominicano will be here to inspect the last five of twenty eight "mobile kitchens" that are being used for food preparation and distribution throughout the country where emergency relief is needed.
In the past year, the Dominican Republic has had several severe storms and flooding, which has left millions homeless and without food. President Leonel Fernandez (DR) and Administator General Nicolas Calderone (DR) , put together a plan to bring food to those most affected by the natural disasters and state of emergencies. They contacted WorldWide Trailer Sales, Inc., to construct completely self-sufficient kitchens that could be transported throughout the country, and meet their high volume cooking demands.
In June 2009, the first of twenty-eight "mobile kitchens" arrived in the Dominican Republic to provide immediate relief for the devastated communities. Pres. Fernandez (DR) stated "the government will now be more efficient in their response to natural disasters and emergencies." During the ribbon cutting ceremony he explained that each one of the new mobile kitchens would serve up to 1000 plates of food per hour, and will provide a much needed hot meal to its citizens.
Worldwide Trailer Sales, Inc. is a Tampa, FL based company that custom builds concession trailers and mobile kitchens for a variety of markets. They have been designing and outfitting custom mobile kitchens since 2001. The company is very excited to be a part of this huge project that will help feed so many people affected by the floods.
For additional information on the Mobile Kitchens Project and the work that the Commedores Economicos del Estados Dominicano is doing to alleviate hunger in their country, please visit their homepage. http://www.comedoreseconomicos.gob.do/Inicio/tabid/36/Default.aspx The site is in Spanish, but there are many great pictures of the "mobile kitchens" and all the people that are being fed with this program.
Contact: Thomas Etheridge or Nancy Pappas WorldWide Trailer Sales, Inc. 912-283-7551 Phone
WorldWide Trailer Sales, Inc. and it's staff would like to thank President Leonel Fernandez (DR) and Administrator General Nicolas Calderone, including all those associated with this project for their efforts to make this a success. We would also like the thank Steve White and all the employees at the manufacturing plant in Waycross, GA where our concession trailers are built.
Due to their government's forward thinking and relief efforts, they can now bring further assistance to the Haitian people who are now in dire need of assistance due to the devasting earthquake that has brought so much destruction and suffering to their country.
The whole World should look at what the Domincan Republic has done and use them as an example for future disaster relief efforts.
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