UPDATED: Hurricane Relief: Organisations you can donate to
St Martin suffered serious damage to a significant portion of its buildings.
While the Leeward Islands were still reeling from the complete destruction of Hurricane Iirma, along came Hurricane Maria who spared no mercy on the islands in her path.
Now, along with Barbuda, St Martin/Sint Maarten, the British and US Virgin Islands and Anguilla, the island of Dominica has joined the list of countries where the devastation has rendered its citizens helpless and in desperate need of supplies.
If you care to help, you can donate money or supplies to agencies that have now stepped up donation drives to include Dominica. Here is a list below which we will update as more organisations join the effort.
Of course, we urge you to do your own research to ensure the organisations are legit and will make good use of your donations.
Trinidad-based NGO, Is There Not a Cause, started collecting donations ahead of the news of Hurricane Irma’s devastation in the Leeward Islands and have now extended the collections for Dominica. They are collecting non-perishable food items, baby supplies, water, clothing and bedding. Donations can be dropped off at 93 Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain or call 394-2042 or 485-0377. Drops in South Trinidad can be made at 16-19 Adesh Drive, Diamond Village.
TnT Hurricane Relief
This initiative is collecting donations of sheets, mattresses, cots, clothing, non-perishable items, bug spray, toiletries, brooms, mops, latex gloves as well as construction supplies. Donations can be dropped off at Cargo Consolidators Limited, Warehouse #3, Amazone drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Glamour Girl Warehouse, El Socorro, San Juan or Massy Warehouse, Macoya Industrial Estate from Monday to Friday, 8 to 4.3 pm. Cash donations can be made via Digicel by texting the word Help to 511 to donate $5, any WiPAy booth or at RBC acct #100091110130182. This is a joint initiative by Living Water Community, One Island concert, Digicel, Massy, The Joint Chambers, The Love All Serve All Initiative, The Halo Foundation of Antigua and Barbuda, the Pan American Development Foundation and One Caribbean Media.
From TRINIDAD to DOMINICA with LOVE
A 20 feet container will be placed at St. Finbars Church compound from September 20 to 24. The container will be received in Dominica by a church affiliated with St. FINBARS. Plywood, Building materials, canned meat, canned fish, canned and boxed milk, boxed drinks, diapers, first aid kits can be donated. Clothing is NOT needed. There will be people on site from 10am - 6pm daily to receive goods.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity in Trinidad and Tobago has activated their relief fund to help in the rebuilding of Barbuda. You can make donations via the site: www.habitat-tt.org/donate-now and or through a Republic Bank account #180482534101 if you are based in T&T.
Ticketing, an app developed by Antiguans, is collecting donations in-app and all funds received will be donated to the joint efforts of the National Office of Disaster Services and the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross. Download the app on Google Play and the Apple App Store:
Sherwin Gardner's Hurricane Fundraiser
Gospel star Sherwin Gardner will stage a show at the Faith Assembly church on September 24 for islands suffering from the effects of Hurricane Irma. Patrons are asked to walk with non-perishable food, clothing, toys etc and if you are donating boxes please label each box with a list of items. RSVP on Facebook to keep updated at https://www.facebook.com/events/1368913283178072??ti=ia
The Tribe family of Tribe, Lost Tribe, Bliss and Rogue have joined the collection efforts. They are collecting water, clothing, bedding, baby supplies, hygiene products, non-perishable goods. Drop off donations to the Tribe mas camp at 20 Rosalino Street, Woodbrook.
Bmobile and United Way Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago telecommunications network bmobile has partnered with United Way Trinidad and Tobago to raise funds for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Bmobile customers who wish to donate can text “help” to 6683 and TTD $5.00 will be automatically deducted from his or her account.
Funds raised will be used to rebuild communities in affected countries by partnering with agencies on the ground in the various islands..
Woodford Cafe, Chaguanas has joined the Hurricane Relief efforts. They are collecting baby items, canned goods with tabs to open, blankets. first aid kits, clothing, personal hygiene products. Drop offs can be made at Woodford Cafe, Price Plaza, Chaguanas, Buzz Bar in One Woodbrook Place or picked up by the Penal Poet, contact number 764-9995.
Living Water Community
The Living Water Community is accepting donations of water, cots, sheets, blankets, small mattresses, non-perishable items, towels, toiletries. You can drop your donations to the Living Water warehouse in Frederick Settlement, Caroni or deposit cash donations to RBC 19-21 Park Street, Port-of-Spain. Acct # 100091110130182 or deliver your cheque to 109 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.