08 September 2017

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.

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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