Tobago supports Bahamas hurricane relief drive

Tobago is joining relief efforts to assist Bahamians who have been affected by the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

The Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will collect relief supplies from September 9-15 to be shipped to the Bahamas to aid in recovery efforts.

The list includes non-perishable food items and water, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, first aid and emergency kits, cots, tools, and other emergency equipment.

Tobago residents are asked to drop off donated supplies to the TEMA Emergency Operations Centre at Fairfield Complex, Bacolet Street Scarborough from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Sunday; and at TEMA’s Signal Hill Warehouse (next to the Army Camp) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday).

Residents can also donate funds to the cause via the Red Cross (Republic Bank), Account No. 180482517101.

For additional information, Visit the TEMA Facebook page, or contact TEMA at 660-7489, extensions 2022-3 and 2025, or the 211 Information Centre.

TEMA has asked the public NOT to donate clothing. Below is a full list of the required items.

 

BAHAMAS RELIEF EFFORTS NEEDS LIST

  • Batteries
  • Blankets
  • Chainsaws
  • Cleaning Supplies/Disinfectant (Bleach, Brooms, Mops, Pinesol, Garbage Bags)
  • Cots (Adult Size)
  • Tools (Shovels, Rakes, Axes, Wheelbarrows)
  • First Aid Items
  • Flashlights
  • Hygiene Kits (Disposable Diapers, Baby Wipes, Sanitary Napkins, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Soap, Baby Formula)
  • Insect Repellents
  • Non-Perishable foods
  • Plastic Tarpaulins
  • Portable/Purified Water
  • Portable Generators
  • Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights
  • Portable Potty
  • Portable Radios
  • Portable Single and Double Burner Stoves
  • Tents
  • Water Bladders
  • Water Containers
  • Water Purification Kits
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