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Caribbean Islands have been devasted by hurricanes and the season is not over. A little help from each one of us can do a lot to help.

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How to help Caribbean storm victims

Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 14, 2004


Discovery Express, 954-463-2202, 1580 SE 26th St., Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, is collecting water, baby wipes and diapers, bug repellent and clothes for children and the elderly in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Call for hours of operation.

G&G Shipping Co., 954-920-9292, 1100 NE Seventh Ave., Dania Beach, will collect water, dry foods, clothing and diapers. Ships will travel daily to Freeport, Grand Bahama. The American Red Cross, Catholic agencies and local governments will distribute items.

Seafarers' House at Port Everglades, Lutheran Disaster Response, Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Ship Supply of Florida and Discovery Express, 954-467-7330, for monetary donations. Designate for Bahamas relief effort.


The Caribbean Tourist Organization, a Barbados-based group representing two dozen nations, has launched a fund. Make checks payable to Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund, J.P Morgan Chase Bank, 401 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10017, USA. The account number is 134-0821672-65, routing number 021000021.


Tortuga Imports, 305-378-6668, Southwest 142nd Ave., Miami, FL 33186, is collecting food, baby supplies, tents, battery operated radios and water for victims. Monday-Friday, 9:30 to 6:30 and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Consulate of Grenada requests clothing, cots, tents, mattresses, building materials, roofing supplies, nonperishable food, water, tools and medical supplies, equipment and personnel. For additional information, call 305-913-7555, 305-528-9465.

Donations can be dropped off 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lauderdale Lakes Multi-Purpose Center, 4340 NW 36th St., Lauderdale Lakes. The city will coordinate the transfer of goods to the consulate.

AMCAR Freight, 7850 NW 80th St., Miami. Contact Bob Diamond at 305-599-8866.

AMCAR Freight, Choice Container Lines, 445 Wilson Ave., Newark, NJ 07105. Contact Bob Diamond at 305-599-8866.

Cross International, 1-888-803-5437, an interdenominational Christian ministry, is taking donations to purchase needed supplies. Send checks to Cross International, Dept: Hurricane, 370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432. Credit cards also accepted.

Food for the Poor, 800-487-1158, 550 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, is accepting donations for relief efforts in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Containers loaded with kerosene stoves, lanterns, blankets, coolers, water and food are being sent directly to the islands. Construction materials for rebuilding after Hurricane Ivan will be shipped when the port in Grenada is reopened.

Grenada Cultural and Civic Association Disaster Relief Fund, 954-981-8298, Attn. Dale Barham, Bank of America, 7950 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023. Account No. 005-472370974. ABA code for all wires and transfers is 063100277.


Consulate General of Jamaica, 305-374-8431, ext. 106, 110 or 112, is collecting monetary donations. Send to Wachovia Bank, Account No. 200-002-360648-9-Jamaica Relief Fund.

Cross International, 1-888-803-5437, an interdenominational Christian ministry, is taking donations to purchase needed supplies. Send checks to Cross International, Dept: Hurricane, 370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432. Credit cards are also accepted.

Jamaican United Relief Association of South Florida, 954-981-5228, 954-974-8453 or 954-432-5869 is collecting emergency hurricane supplies, flashlights, baby formula and diapers, roofing supplies, water and nonperishable food. Donations accepted at:

6238 Pembroke Road, Miramar

7888 W. Oakland Park Blvd., B-304, Sunrise.

Call for additional drop-off locations.

Unitransfer USA, Inc., will provide free money transfer services to the Jamaican Red Cross for people who want to make donations at the following locations:

Fort Lauderdale, 300 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 8. 954-761-8988

Hollywood, 901 S. State Rd 7, Suite 215. 954-628-0022

Miami, 5911 NE Second Ave. 305-757-4343

Visit the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency Web site at for additional disaster information.

The Caribbean Bar Association announced that funds raised at the annual banquet will support Caribbean relief efforts Saturday at the Westin Diplomat Resort, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL. Call 305-548-3800 for more information.

The Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, WAVS 1170 AM, Z-Wave Radio, Planet 17 Radio USA Telephone, Choice One Telecom, and BankUnited announce a hurricane relief drive. Items needed include food, water, water purification tablets, batteries, flashlights, power tools, sheets, blankets, mattresses, tarps, tents, medical supplies, baby items, building materials, plastic cutlery and paper plates. Drop off locations:

Five Star Bakery, 561-840-1276, 1742 W. 45th St., West Palm Beach

Grand Bahama Vacations Royal Oasis Casino office, 954-359-9898, 1170 Lee Wagener Blvd., Dania

Hollywood Rotary Club, 954-921-4500, 2349 Taylor St., Hollywood

Joy's Roti Delight, 954-587-7700, 1265 N. State Road 7, Lauderhill

Merrell United Methodist, 954-731-2323, 3900 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes

Planet 17 Radio, 305-940-1700, 1590 NE 162nd Street, Suite 600, Miami

Sunshine Home Health Agency, 954-485-9504, 2800 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 102, Oakland Park