14 September 2017

(Kingston, Jamaica) - Please note the following points regarding the relief efforts in TCI

The Government has now divided Providenciales into three zones for relief purposes .... Blue Hills, 5 Cays, and The Pike.  The Salvation Army has been assigned the 5 Cays zone which is the largest zone.

Government is providing the Army with a Community Center in the 5 Cays zone to serve as a distribution center.  They are also assigning 10 volunteers to the Army and will be directing food and other supplies to the Army for distribution in the 5 Cays zone.

The distribution center will begin operating on Friday.

Government has requested the Salvation Army to visit the shelters and encourage persons that are able to return to their homes or find accommodations with family and friends.  The goal is to clear the schools that are being used as shelters so that school can resume .... hopefully next week.

A donor is making arrangements with his connections in Canada for a shipment of mattresses, tarpaulins, clothing, school supplies, etc to distribute in TCI.

The reports we have received thus far indicate that South Caicos is even more devastated than Providenciales. The fact that the government has sent 3000 tarpaulins to Grand Turk is an indication of the challenges there.

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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