03 October 2017

(Turks and Caicos Islands) – The Salvation Army's initial response was to provide meals, this phase began immediately after the passage of hurricane Irma on September 8th and ended on September 27th.  During that time The Salvation Army (TSA) distributed over 15,000 meals.  As conditions permitted they also became involved in the distribution of relief supplies to those in the 5 Cays area. To date, TSA has organized three large distributions of supplies in 5 Cays.  In addition to this the Army has arranged for a shipment of relief supplies to be flown to each of South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos.  These islands were even more devastated than Providenciales. 

On Thursday September 28th the Salvation Army began operations at 10,000 square foot warehouse.  In addition to supplies directed to the Salvation Army for its relief efforts their warehouse personnel are receiving and processing supplies for UNICEF, HOPE FOR HAITI and other agencies.  On Thursday evening 3 truckloads of supplies received at the warehouse, Before Friday noon another 3 truckloads and a 40-foot container of relief supplies had arrived at the warehouse. 

In addition to the current efforts to provide immediate assistance, there is a need to begin looking for means to assist in rebuilding some of the many small homes that were destroyed.


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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