Hetmyer Trust Fund to embark on expansive food hamper distribution
Guyana and West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer has joined hands with the Berbice Cricket Board and the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club to assist families affected by flooding in the county of Berbice.
The left-hander, who led West Indies Youth side to the historic World Cup success in 2016, has committed G$3 million to the initiative, which will see households benefitting from food hampers.
“The distribution of the much-needed hampers would be done under the Shimron/Nirvani Hetmyer Berbice Cricket Trust Fund. The Hetmyers contacted BCB President/RHTY&SC Secretary Hilbert Foster with the offer to assist and he readily agreed,” the Berbice Cricket Board said.
Distribution of the hampers would start this weekend.
“Close to one thousand families are expected to benefit and Foster disclosed that the Board would be using its network of clubs to reach those most affected by the widespread flood that has affected the entire county,” the Board added.
“Hetmyer stated that he has the fullest confidence in the current administration of Berbice Cricket and he wanted to make a positive difference,” the statement concluded.