20 September 2017

(Antigua) – The Salvation Army has responded to a special request to provide meals for 40 persons, 10 of whom being persons with special dietary needs.  Thanks to TSA Antigua’s able kitchen team they are managing the situation well. 

Food parcels, cleaning and personal care items have been provided to the 200 Barbudans who are accommodated in private homes across the Island.  We have enrolled and sponsored 2 students at our preschool.

Major Nana Agyemang attends regular briefing and planning meetings at the Command Center with the National Office of Disaster Services and other stakeholders. In the last meeting the' NODS' Director reported that the process of returning the Barbudans to their homeland has begun, but will be a long and hard journey. 

(St. Maarten) – Captain Lapaix and his team continues to assist persons by providing tarpaulins, hygiene kits, water and food items. They have been working with other agencies to provide relief.

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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