Appeal for assistance to St Lucia flood victims

| January 2, 2014

In Community news.

To All Nationals and Friends of Saint Lucia

We are all now aware of the devastation caused to communities and the general infrastructure of Saint Lucia on 24 -25 December 2013  by a severe weather system which also caused loss of life and are anxious to assist our families, relatives and friends back home. The High Commission in collaboration with a newly formed disaster committee comprising of Unity of UK Saint Lucian Association members and other Saint Lucian nationals will facilitate the relief effort from the United Kingdom. Please note the following:

ITEMS NEEDED

The authorities in Saint Lucia have submitted a list of items that are currently needed. (List attached)  Approved drop-off points where items donated could be deposited have also been identified. (Also attached). Prior to making any deliveries, kindly contact respective persons.

The High Commission hopes that the guidelines from the authorities will be taken into consideration for sourcing those items which are urgently needed.  We would implore that nationals do not use this as an opportunity to ship unwanted items to Saint Lucia.  The High Commission will not be obliged to accept donations which are not included on the list provided. All our donations will go to a central point in Saint Lucia, for distribution to the areas where they will be most needed.

MONETARY DONATIONS

A bank account is available to receive monetary donations.  Details follow:

The Saint Lucia Disaster Relief Fund

Account No:  23-83-92-65

Sort Code:     20-35-90

Swift Code:   BARCGB22

IBAN – GB34BARC20359023839265

Please, let us all work together for the benefit of our beloved country.

Yours sincerely,

Ernest Hilaire,

HIGH COMMISSIONER

The immediate needs are:

Clothing (adults and kids)

Shoes

Hygiene Kits

Diapers

Canned foods

School supplies

Blankets

Mops

Gloves

Buckets

Water purification tablets

The Main Collection Point is:

High Commission for Saint Lucia

1 Collingham Gardens

SW5 0HW

Tel.  +44 (0)20 7370 7123

+44 (0)20 7341 0155

Fax: +44 (0)20 7370 1905

E-mail:  enquiries@stluciahcuk.org

Drop off points:

In North London

Ms Jesse Stephens

The West Indian Cultural Centre

9 Clarendon Road

Hornsey

N8 0DJ

The following persons have also been appointed to oversee collections in the following areas:

EAST LONDON – Mr Solomon Alexis – 07761047753

WEST LONDON– Uxbridge to Acton

Mr Dalkeith Charlemagne – 07939809751 / 07716365255

WEST LONDON– Paddington and surrounding areas

Mr Simon Cornibert – 07956847297

SOUTH LONDON– Mrs Rufina Felix – 07533533564

Mr Randolph Regis – 07737996495

FOR PERSONS WISHING TO MAKE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OF LONDON KINDLY CONTACT THE HIGH COMMISSION.

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