St Vincent and the Grenadines Christmas Storm Appeal

| January 4, 2014

In community news. From the High Commission for St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Dear Nationals and Friends of St Vincent and the Grenadines,

You may be aware that a storm has caused severe damage to St Vincent and the Grenadines.  Lives have been lost and there is considerable damage to land, property, roads and other infrastructure.

In the circumstances, we desperately need your help.  We need help for the families who have been affected by the storm.

Therefore we are asking all Nationals and Friends to make a donation of funds to assist those in need.  It does not matter how small your donation may be because every little will help.  Your donation can be paid into the following HSBC account:

National Committee of SVG Associations
Account Number:  32458187
Sort Code: 40 18 17
or the following High Commission’s Barclays Account.
Name of Account: High Commission for St Vincent and the Grenadines
Account No: 50131326
Bank Code: 20 47 34
IBAN: GB53 BARC204734 50131326

Alternatively, cheques can be sent to the High Commission made payable to ‘High Commission for St Vincent and the Grenadines.’ Please write on the reverse of the cheque, ‘Disaster’.

Please be assured that the Mission will ensure that your donations will be sent to National Emergency Management Organization in St Vincent and the Grenadines (NEMO).

Your help would be greatly appreciated by those who are in need.  Please give generously.

With regard to sending donations of clothing, non perishable foods and other items we are pleased to inform nationals and friends that Winfresh (UK) has arranged for the Geest Line to receive donations for free freight to SVG.

Boxes/barrels must be addressed to NEMO, National Emergency Management Office (NEMO), Office of the Prime Minister, Old Montrose, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Please note consignments to named individuals or companies will not be taken freight free.  The consignment must be addressed to NEMO.

As far as practicable, please indicate details of the contents on a sheet of paper and attach it to the box/barrels etc. There is no need to detail individual items.

If for example, the items in a box is tins of food, simply place on the sheet ‘tins of food’ We have prepared Shipment labels please contact us if you require any.

Further we are very pleased to advise that Mr Harvey Job has kindly agreed to assist in taking items addressed to NEMO free of charge to the Geest Line in Portsmouth from his base in High Wycombe.

A shipment will depart next week and items which are delivered to Harvey by 15:30 Sunday 5th January at HJ Shipping at 76 Lincoln Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, HP12 3RH will be included in that shipment.

We hope to organize a further freight free shipment for items sent to NEMO. Harvey has advised that he will provide the free transport to Portsmouth again. 

Please ensure you send good quality items, and that the box is secure and addressed as stated above.  Harvey is also offering to send items to individuals at a discounted rate.  

However, if the sender is to benefit from the discounted rate he/she must donate a consignment addressed to NEMO.  Call Harvey for further information on 0149 444 6620 or 07792 224590. 

You can also take your consignments directly to Geest the details are as follows:
The opening hours for receiving of goods at Portsmouth from individuals is 08:00-16:00 hrs, Mon-Fri.  There is no reception on Saturday or Sunday.

Delivery Address:-
GEEST LINE LTD
C/O MMD Shipping Services Ltd
Main Gate, Prospect Road
Portsmouth
PO2 7SP

If you have any queries on this please contact Mrs Carolin de Freitas-Sawh on 020 7460 2588 at the High Commission.

Thank you all

Cenio E.  Lewis
High Commissioner.
INCLUDED IN THE ITEMS OF IMMEDIATE NEED FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS ON 24TH AND 25TH DECEMBER 2013 AS OF 2ND JANUARY, 2014
Maintenance Department

rechargeable flash lights
rechargeable flash lights
batteries AAA
batteries AA
batteries C
batteries D
Dust mask
heavy duty gloves
domestic gloves
goggles
wheel barrow
water hose
shovels
metal storage shelves
water storage containers
Water boots
rain coats


Recommended Daily Food Supplies for 1,000 persons
Milk – (1 Ltr) Boxes
Corned Beef –Cans
Vienna Sausage –Cans
Tuna –Cans
Sardines –Cans
Box Juices – (250ml)
Vegetables canned –cans
Peas canned –cans
Rice – lbs
Macroni – (12 oz
Dried Peas
Chicken
Beef
Biscuits (Crix) – pks
Sweet Biscuits
Milo
Cocoa Powder – cans
Tea Bags
Sugar
Cooking Oil
Bottle Seasoning
Garlic
Onion
Corn Flakes other ready to eat cereals

Miscellaneous Items
Garbage bags
Disposable Plates
Disposable Spoons
Disposable Forks
Paper Towels
Paper Napkins
Toothpaste
Soaps (bathing)
Liquid soap
Hand Sanitizers
Sanitary Napkins
Disposable Baby Diapers (Assorted Sizes)
Adult Diapers (Assorted Sizes)
Disinfectant
Cleaning Agent

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