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To support The Salvation Army's relief efforts in the Caribbean, please direct your contributions to The Salvation Army, 3 Waterloo Road, PO Box 378, Kingston 10, Jamaica, WI - Attention: Emergency Disaster Services or direct the funds to the following…

Name Of Account:

The Salvation Army Donation Account (Savings) 

Account Number:

936476 

Bank Name:

The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Ltd

Bank Address:

The Corner of Duke & Port Royal Street Kingston CSO


Press Release (September 14, 2017) Update #4

 

WORK OVERWHELMING

The Salvation Army, Antigua District’s response

(Kingston, Jamaica) – The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory continues efforts to help persons affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma.

St. Maarten: Captain Lapaix and his team, though challenged in many ways, have been assisting 35 persons who are accommodated in the Army shelter and persons in the surrounding communities of the Army.  They have been offering counselling support to victims.

The Captain reported that the work is overwhelming and the needs are many, coupled with the sporadic unrest on the Island.  

Antigua: The Salvation Army has organized a team to offer counselling to victims and continues to provide  food, cleaning and personal care items to families and individuals.

The Barbuda evacuees will be in Antigua for a long period, yet to be determined by the Government.  Plans are on the way to organize occasional returns to the Island for clean up and salvage.

 

Press Release (September 14, 2017) Update #3

The Salvation Army, TCI partners with IGA

(Kingston, Jamaica) – The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory continues efforts to help persons affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma.

The Salvation Army in Turks and Caicos, with the assistance of all of the employees from the Advisory Board Chairman's company and volunteers from IGA are serving 900 meals per day.  The IGA group is providing the food and preparing the meals in their facilities.

The divisional headquarters supervizing TCI, located in the Bahamas is working on acquiring cots, bedding kits, tarpaulins and flash lights to assist in the recovery efforts.

Captain Derick Miller, the officers in charge of the work in TCI are doing extraordinary work, however there is much more to be done.  Headquarters is insuring that the infrastructure in TCI is sufficient to provide accommodations before sending persons there to assist.

Regarding the Bahamas:

IRMA impacted several of the  Family Islands of the Bahamas, the most severely hit were Ragged  Islands (75), Bimini (2,000), Inagua (900), Mayaguna (250) and Acklins(400) ... the numbers in brackets are the approximate population of each island.  Most of the people were evacuated to Nassau before the hurricane.  The newspaper today reports that the damage in Ragged Island is such that it is currently uninhabitable, there were 18 persons who remained on the Island during the hurricane and government is encouraging them to leave.  NEMA is currently doing an assessment of the other islands, after which The Salvation Army headquarters will coordinate with NEMA as to how to best assist.  NEMA indicated that cleanup kits and personal hygiene kits were needed.

In addition to the above, Freeport experienced five tornadoes on Sunday evening.  There were about 100 persons impacted as a result of damage by the tornadoes.  The Freeport corps is already responding to this event.  



    

Press Release (September 9, 2017) Update #2

Kingston, Jamaica  – Update


The Salvation Army facility in Turks and Caicos is badly damaged, however Captain Derrick Miller, the officer in charge of the Turks and Caicos operations is in the process of organizing food and water and obtaining tarpaulins to help with shelter.

The Salvation Army in the Bahamas is operational in both Freeport and Nassau.  

 

The Divisional Headquarters has preemptively restocked its food pantry with emergency supplies to give rapid response to residents of the islands impacted by the hurricane.


Haiti is dealing with flooding in specific regions and The Salvation Army Haiti Division is mobilizing response to affected areas.

The Salvation Army is working with local governments in the assessment of damage, and developing service delivery and recovery planning throughout the region.

The Salvation Army International Headquarters will work with The Caribbean Territory in supporting the ongoing relief effort.

 

 

Kingston, Jamaica (September 8, 2017) – Update#1


The Salvation Army officers in Sint Maarten are fine, with modest damage to their facilities and they currently have 37 persons sheltering at their corps building.  The officers are expecting this number to rise over the next few days and will be prepared for this need.  The Salvation Army Antigua District is partnering with the government to feed evacuees from Barbuda.

The Salvation Army in Haiti and Turks and Caicos is assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Irma and will be developing a strategy of response.  
The Salvation Army will be monitoring the hurricane as it makes landfall in the Bahamas.

The Divisional Headquarters in Nassau has preemptively restocked its food pantry with emergency supplies to give rapid response to the affected areas.


The Salvation Army Caribbean: Hurricane Irma Press Release

Kingston, Jamaica (September 7, 2017) – The Salvation Army in St. Maarten is assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Irma and putting in place plans to help some of the thousands of people who have been forced from their homes. Winds of 185 miles per hour – accompanied by heavy rain, storm surges and flooding – have brought devastation across much of the island.  The Salvation Army will be monitoring Hurricane Irma as it potentially makes landfall in Haiti, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.

 

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Commissioner Mark Tillsley, Territorial Commander has encouraged Salvation Army personnel throughout the Caribbean to give attention to those most vulnerable in the communities, and where possible make Salvation Army facilities available for shelter, support and practical assistance.

 

 


About The Salvation Army

 

The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 130 years in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Territory serves sixteen countries throughout Caricom including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.  More than 60 thousand persons receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army has served survivors of major disaster since 1900.

 


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