In times of disaster, it takes team effort to effectively address the needs of all those affected. So has it been with the Belize City fire Tuesday night which left 8 families (28 persons) homeless. The earliest responders were the National Fire Service; but immediately thereafter, NEMO and the Human Development Department kicked in, along with political leaders from the city and constituency, to provide immediate relief. Within 24 hours, we had secured a temporary dwelling for the families affected (mainly the MCC Dormitory) and basic supplies to help them as they start rebuilding their lives. Once they’ve made other temporary dwelling arrangements, Government will cover rental payments until they can get back on their feet.