09 September 2017

Kingston, Jamaica (September 9, 2017) – 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.  They have preemptively restocked its food pantry with emergency supplies to give rapid response to the affected areas and are prepared to assist other islands.

Haiti is dealing with flooding in affected areas and The Salvation Army there is assessing the damage  and will be developing a strategy of response.

The Salvation Army of the Caribbean Territory now bracing for Hurricane Jose which is currently at Category 4.

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

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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