(Kingston, Jamaica) – The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory continues efforts to help persons affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
St. Maarten: Captain Lapaix and his team, though challenged in many ways, have been assisting 35 persons who are accommodated in the Army shelter and persons in the surrounding communities of the Army. They have been offering counselling support to victims.
The Captain reported that the work is overwhelming and the needs are many, coupled with the sporadic unrest on the Island.
Antigua: The Salvation Army has organized a team to offer counselling to victims and continues to provide food, cleaning and personal care items to families and individuals.
The Barbuda evacuees will be in Antigua for a long period, yet to be determined by the Government. Plans are on the way to organize occasional returns to the Island for clean up and salvage.
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…
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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.Tags: Emergency Disaster Services, Front Page News