Tobago support for hurricane relief

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) is leading Tobago’s efforts to provide aid to the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The THA is asking the Tobago public to support these efforts by donating emergency relief supplies, including non-perishable food items, clothing and financial support. The Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect all donations.

These supplies can be dropped off at TEMA’s headquarters at Fairfield Complex in Scarborough, or at TEMA’s warehouse, located at Signal Hill next to the Army Camp. You can also show your support by donating to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society disaster relief fund account at Republic Bank, Account Number 180482517101.

Several Caribbean islands have been affected by the Hurricane, including Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin, Anguilla, St Bart’s, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is urging Tobagonians to join the Assembly in supporting our Caribbean neighbours in need.

“Being disaster ready should mean not only that we are ready to respond when we face an emergency, but that we can also step forward to assist our neighbours in their time of need,” Charles stated.

“So, we encourage residents to donate what they can, as early as possible, and drop them in to our centres so they can be delivered to those who have been so harshly affected by the passing of Hurricane Irma.”

Anyone seeking further information can call the 211 Hotline. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), is coordinating regional support for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Account details for CDEMA are listed below.

CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CDEMA)

Resilience Way
Lower Estate
St. Michael Barbados
West Indies

Bank Details

Intermediary Bank
Bank: Wells Fargo Bank, NA
SWIFT Code: PNBPUS3NNYC
ABA Routing #: 026 005 092
Bank Address 11 Penn Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, NY

Beneficiary Bank
Bank: CIBC First Caribbean International Bank
Swift Code: FCIBBBBB
Account Number: 2000192003913
Bank Address: Rendezvous, Christ Church, Barbados

For donations being made in USD$ please use the bank details below:

Name of Account: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Account Number: 1333514
Currency of Account: UNITED STATES DOLLARS

For donations being made in BDS$, please use the bank details below:

Account Details:
Name of Account: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Account Number: 3666589
Currency of Account: BARBADOS DOLLARS

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