As you all know Hurricane Maria has left the nation of Dominica completely crippled, cutting off electricity, telecommunication and water supplies across the island. The destruction is unparalleled. Although assessments are still being made and communication is slowly being restored it has become clear that the country is in desperate need of  basic supplies.

Generously, several initiatives have sprung up in the wake of this disaster to attempt to alleviate any suffering for residents of the island. However, at DNO we are completely aware that there is a lot of information floating around the internet and we therefore have compiled a list of individuals and organizations leading such efforts, who have each been contacted and the particulars verified by DNO.

Please note that this is an ongoing list so it will be updated if necessary. Additionally, we have included a  general list of  some of the most immediately needed items. Please support these efforts. The people of Dominica have a long, hard road ahead.

United States

New York

St. Lucia House, 438 E 49th St, Brooklyn 11203

Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Contact Aldona Prosper (646) 642-0113

Organized by the Consulate General of Dominica, 685 3rd Ave, New York 10017, (212) 599-8478, consulateofdominica@gmail.com, in partnership with the Dominica American Relief and Development Association. Area residents are requested to distribute this flyer.

Japs Auto Clinic, 770 S Columbus Ave, Mt. Vernon 10550

Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Contact George Karam (646) 342-5253

Organized by the Consulate General of Dominica, 685 3rd Ave, New York 10017, 212-599-8478, consulateofdominica@gmail.com, in partnership with the Dominica American Relief and Development Association. Area residents are requested to distribute this flyer.

New Jersey

1020 Clinton Ave, Irvington 07111

Bronx area drop off. Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM* See contact persons below:

Daisy Grant (973) 393-1393
George Seaman (732) 470-3017
Julien Le Blanc (917) 796-0802
Leroy Richards (973) 776-4218
Angela Sylvester (732) 319-6974
Hillroy Garraway (908) 922-7945
Heather Etienne (908) 902-6733
Fredilia Scotland-Casimir (973) 666-8513

Organized by the Consulate General of Dominica, 685 3rd Ave, New York 10017, 212-599-8478, consulateofdominica@gmail.com, in partnership with the Dominica American Relief and Development Association. Area residents are requested to distribute this flyer.

*Please note that any individual residing in the NYC or NJ area who wants to donate goods but is unable to do so within the times given, or who is without a means of transportation, may contact Daisy Grant to arrange for a pick-up. 

Texas

2436 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville 75607

Dallas/Fort Worth area drop off. 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM daily starting Wednesday, September 20*. See contact persons below:

Oneil (469) 422-0756
Safiya (214) 931-2681
Nicole (940) 594-8569
Rhea (817) 675-8112
Shari (281) 907-3389
Makaza (832) 748-6039

*Please note that any individual wishing to drop-off at the Dallas/Fort Worth location, is asked to contact Oneil Georges beforehand.

2727 Synott Rd #1803, Houston 77082

Drop off location throughout the week* Organized by Your Caribbean Nation Association, Houston. Houston residents are asked to distribute this flyer.

8220 W Bellfort St, Houston 77071 (In front of Riddims Night Club

Relief drive, Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Organized by Your Caribbean Nation Association, Houston. Houston residents are asked to distribute this flyer. Houston area contacts are below:

Shari (281) 907-3389
Clinton (832) 489-2613
Diana (713) 271-8416
Jermain (832) 228-8424
Lena (281) 728-2742
Tasha (713) 530-4876
Marley (832) 858-3575
Makaza (832) 748-6039
Georgia (713) 829-9518
Fred (832) 660-6759

*Please note that any individual wishing to drop-off at the Houston location (2727 Synott Rd) during weekday hours, is asked to contact Shari Augustine beforehand.

Chicago

4722 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Organized by Caribbean Association of Midwest America (C.A.M.A) and in association with  various local Caribbean organizations. Relief drive (for Caribbean survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and Mexican earthquake survivors)

Saturday September 23, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.* Contact Deon Lopez at (847) 644-0871 or Darcy Levy at (847) 612-6117

*Please note that individuals wishing to arrange for a pick up may call or text above contacts.

Florida

2155 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Drop off location is in front of the Magic Mall Saturday. September 23, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Organized by Dominica Orlando Movements Organization of Florida. Contact Paul at (407)-716-1451 or Rose at (407) 325-9864.

United Kingdom

Dominica High Commission

1 Collingham Gardens, Earl’s Court, London SW5 0HW. Essential items are being packed for shipment to Dominica on Saturday, 23 September 2017 & Sunday, 24 September 2017 between 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM. Contact the following persons:

Her Excellency, Ms Janet Charles, Acting High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Dominica +44 (0) 207 370 5194
Mrs Ethelca Brand OBE, MBE, MSA at the Dominica Overseas Nationals Association (DONA) +44 (0) 208 992 0142

Shipment is leaving the UK for Dominica on Tuesday, 26 September 2017.

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad

Cruise Ship Complex, Port of Spain. Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Organized by Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

TTPOST National Mail Centre at 240-250 Golden Grove Rd, Piarco. Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Organized by Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation

Is There Not A Cause, 6A Anderson St, St. James 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Tribe Carnival, 20 Rosalino St, Woodbrook. Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Living Water Community, 109 Frederick St, Port of Spain

Camp Sernette, M2 Ring Rd, La Romaine. Monday to Thursday, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Army Headquarters, Aranguez. Sunday to Saturday, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Organized by Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

Tobago

Camp Signal Hill. Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Organized by Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Base, Millford Road. Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Organized by Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

Barbados

Warehouse #19, Gas Alley, Cane Garden, St. Thomas. Friday through Monday September 22-25, 9 AM – 7:30 PM. Organized by CACS.

Contact Calvin Alkins at 246-231-6261 or calkins@kastrel.com.

 

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