07 September 2017

Kingston, Jamaica (September 7, 2017) – The Salvation Army in Sint 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 officers in Sint Maarten are fine, with modest damage to their facilities and they have 37 persons sheltering at their corps building.  The Salvation Army Antigua District is partnering with the government to feed evacuees from Barbuda.

The Salvation Army will be monitoring Hurricane Irma as it potentially makes landfall in Haiti, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.

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.

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


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, Sint 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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