29 September 2017

(Barbados) - It was virtually impossible to make any contact with the leadership of the church in Dominica in the days after Hurricane Maria had passed.  The Salvation Army(TSA) in Barbados made an appeal to the Barbadian public for assistance to donate.

Contact was made with the Rev. Novelle Josiah of the Methodist Church in Dominica on Monday September 25, 2017.  TSA is in partnership with Rev Josiah as they have been previously with the passing of Hurricane Erica.  A shipment of assorted hygiene supplies, water, towels, sheets were sent to Rev. Josiah via the Barbados Coast Guard. 

A second shipment is being prepared for next week when a team will be going to Dominica.  In the meantime, Captain Derrick Mitchell has made more hygiene kits available from St Lucia to Dominica and is also planning to travel to Dominica with two Salvationists from St Lucia who are Dominicans.  Capt. Mitchell will do an assessment of the situation on the ground and meet with Rev. Josiah.

TSA will continue to work closely with partners as they determine their short-term and long-term response to this tragedy.

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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