14 September 2017

(Kingston, Jamaica) - As a result of the recent hurricanes, subsequent damage and loss of lives in several Caribbean countries, The Prime Minister, Hon Allen Chastanet, has asked that there be a regional response to assist those countries around Saint Lucia that are affected.

NEMO (National Emergency Management Org), of which The Salvation Army Castries is a member of the Supplies Committee, have been playing its part.

The Salvation Army has been supplying personnel to put in shifts monitoring the hurricanes at the Command Centre set up by NEMO.

Today, TSA Castries was able to send 100 Clean Up Kits on a ship with relief supplies to Tortola BVI. The shipping charges were waived by the shipping company because of the nature of the effort.

Yesterday, we collaborated with LDS Charities and were able to link the Salvation Army officers in St. Maarten with a shipment of pallets of drinking water and non-perishable foods that arrived from LDS Charities.

A further 1700 hygiene kits will be routed from LDS Charities in Guyana to St. Maarten and TSA has been asked to receive and distribute these items.

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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