20 September 2017

(Antigua) – Attached are pictures of Salvation Army relief activities focused on providing meals for persons in the shelter as well as food parcels and toiletries to individuals and families evacuated from Barbuda who are housed in private homes in Antigua.

(St. Maarten) – Captain Lapaix reported that 13 Dutch Soldiers (Military) are now sheltering at The Salvation Army. They are taking refuge there as Hurricane Maria passes, then they will get back to their duties. They have come with food, water and other supplies for themselves and for others who may use the shelter.

Through assistance of relief items from the Samaritan Purse, Captain and his team distributed tarpaulins, water, hygiene kits, blankets and food parcels to 395 persons.

The most pressing needs for St. Maarten are tarpaulins, food, water, toiletries and hygiene kits.

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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