Comprehensive List : Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts, Contact Information

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.

Online Initiatives:

http://dominicarelief.org/

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dominice-hurricanemaria-relief/funds/fees

 

United States

New York

St. Lucia House, 438 E 49th St, Brooklyn 11203
Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 11 AM – 5 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.

Bronx Drop Off: Japs Auto Clinic, 770 S Columbus Ave, Mt. Vernon 10550
Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 11 AM – 5 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
Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 11 AM – 5 PM *
Contacts:
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

 

Dallas/Fort Worth area drop off
2436 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville 75607
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM daily starting Wednesday, September 20 *
Contacts:
Oneil  469-422-0756
Nicole 940-594-8569
Safiya 214-931-2681
Rhea 817-675-8112
Shari 281-907-3389
Makaza 832-748-6039
Reported by dominicarelief.com

*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 AM – 4 PM.
Organized by Your Caribbean Nation Association, Houston.
Houston residents are asked to distribute this flyer.

Houston area contacts
Organized by Your Caribbean Nation Association, Houston.
Houston residents are asked to distribute this flyer.
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 AM-5 PM.*

Contact:

Deon Lopez : 847-644-0871

Darcy  Levy:  847-612-6117

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

 

Florida

Drop off location

In front of the Magic Mall  

2155 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

Saturday. September 23, 11 AM-6 PM

Organized by Dominica Orlando Movements Organization of Florida

Contacts:

Paul: 407-716-1451

Rose: 407-325-9864

 

LONDON 

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 9.00am – 8.00pm 

Contact: Her Excellency, Ms Janet Charles, Acting High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Dominica on +44 (0) 207 370 5194 or

Mrs Ethelca Brand OBE, MBE, MSA at the Dominica Overseas Nationals Association (DONA) on +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
Mon – Fri 8 AM – 2 PM Organized by Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

TTPOST National Mail Centre
240-250 Golden Grove Rd, Piarco
Mon-Fri 8 AM – 11:30 AM, 1 PM – 2 PM Organized by TTDF and TTPOST

Is There Not A Cause, 6A Anderson St, St. James
8 AM – 8 PM

Tribe Carnival, 20 Rosalino St, Woodbrook
Mon – Fri 8 AM – 8 PM

Living Water Community, 109 Frederick St, Port of Spain

Camp Sernette, M2 Ring Rd, La Romaine
Mon – Thu 7 AM – 2 PM

Army Headquarters, Aranguez
Sun – Sat 7 AM – 2 PM Organized by TTDF

Tobago

Camp Signal Hill
Mon-Fri 8 AM – 3 PM
Organized by TTDF

Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Base, Millford Road
Mon-Fri 8 AM – 3 PM
Organized by TTDF

CACS has chartered the Admiral Bay 2 to take relief supplies from the Port on Tuesday.
Individuals donate large items at the Port. For more information call 231-6261.

Small items in boxes may be donated at:
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: 246-231-6261

Email: calkins@kastrel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. Deb
    December 6, 2017

    My husband and I will be in Dominica to help with cleanup and rebuilding efforts in a few weeks. We plan to bring a variety of clothes, food, first aid, and other items in an extra suitcase. Where can we drop off these donations once we arrive in Dominica?

  2. Julia Polidore
    October 20, 2017

    Agape Ministries Inc. 281 Clinton Street, Hempstead New York has a hurricane relief initiative in place. People can make donations or sponsor a barrel of donated goods to bE shipped to the country.

  3. amanda
    October 10, 2017

    info needed: Is the port accepting personal barrels?

    amin: Yes

  4. Kathryn
    October 1, 2017

    I would also like to know if there is anyone collecting items in South Florida.
    Thank you.

  5. Beth
    September 26, 2017

    Are there any locations in South Florida that are collecting supplies?

  6. Beth
    September 26, 2017

    Is there any locations in South Florida that are collecting supplies?

  7. Concerned citizen
    September 25, 2017

    From Friday to no le I’ve been contacting this organization and keep getting the push around from the Maryland contact. This is really sad. I have a garage full of stuff and this organization still giving me the push around. A serious push around. Can’t help to wonder if I had $5213 thousand dollars, if I would still be waiting for it to be collected and whether I would get the push around.

    • Concerned in Bk
      September 27, 2017

      Hang in there do not despair
      I am encountering similar

    • A Thomas
      October 3, 2017

      try contacting delaware organization that is sending medical missions every two weeks is possible: they may have more capacity to accept your donations in a more timely manner:

      All types of donations can be sent to Dr. Reynold Agard’s office at 314 E. Main St., No. 103, Newark, DE 19711. Checks should be made out to “Delaware Medical Relief Team.” Retired doctors or nurses who want to volunteer may call (302) 685-0181.

  8. September 25, 2017

    I am humbled by the outpouring of help I have received for Dominica. I am in the process of fundraising. I am personally giving 500 US, and planning on going to Dominica myself to bring at least three barrels of food, water and toiletries. It is difficult to get to Dominica by plane, but one can also take the ferry from Guadeloupe and St. Lucia. That is the route I am taking. I should be on island by October 7th, 2017. I will be helping to put up tarpaulins.

  9. Judith Mason
    September 25, 2017

    Please can someone tell me when and how I will be able to contact my friends on the Island. I only have a mobile phone number and am getting no response.

  10. Ty
    September 23, 2017

    Where are the Barbados addresses? The Barbados Coast Guard is running a sea bridge to Dominica as they did after Tropical Storm Ericka . Businesses are chartering boats in Bdos to ship supplies. CDEMA and the RSS are headquartered in Bridgetown. Tons of supplies are being donated and no mention of Barbados or the collection points there.

  11. Prisca and Alan
    September 23, 2017

    This is a VERY helpful list. Thank you DNO for confirming and publishing a centralized/comprehensive list

  12. September 23, 2017

    Greetings DNO

    Please add us to this list. Weʼre raising £200,000 to Assist hurricane-stricken victims of Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

    Tomorrow we will transport 50 tins of baby milk to the Dominica High Commission in London from the funds we have collected thus far. We would love to be able to send 5000 tins. Thanks to donors thus far. This is a long – term commitment. Dominica is going to need much monetary and technical assistance for the foreseeable future. Again, whatever you can donate £1, £5, £10, £50, £500… whatever you are blessed to give.

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dominice-hurricanemaria-relief/funds/fees

    Regards

    Albert and Tempie

  13. September 23, 2017

    Hi Amanda, yes – We are in the process of gathering all information in one place. Please visit www dominicafund com

    If you are not based in London, you can buy items online and have delivered to Pempeople, 91 Peckham High Street, SE15 5RS. We are working with Colihaut in Focus UK, Dominica Relief, Erika Donation Drive and DUKA as well as a large group of volunteers. Some are leaving for Dominica from the next week . First shipment will be this week. Cut of date for donations is Tuesday 26th. On the website you will find verified links of reliable fundraisers.

  14. September 23, 2017

    Hi Amanda, yes – We are in the process of gathering all information in one place. Please visit www dominicafund com

    If you are not based in London, you can buy items online and have delivered to Pempeople, 91 Peckham High Street, SE15 5RS. We are working with Colihaut in Focus UK, Dominica Relief, Erika Donation Drive and DUKA as well as a large group of volunteers. Some are leaving for Dominica from the next week . First shipment will be this week. Cut of date for donations is Tuesday 26th. On the website you will find verified links of reliable fundraisers.

  15. Puis Goran
    September 23, 2017

    Tell me if you have some news of Sandy Madiba !

  16. Christy
    September 23, 2017

    Please join DOMINICA ATLANTA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION in working to help get Dominica back on its feet.

    Supplies can be dropped off at:
    3436 Glen Rd
    Decatur GA 30032

    Beginning tomorrow 9/23 from 9AM – 8PM

    Items needed: canned goods, water, tarpaulins, sanitary supplies, building supplies, Wipes, baby and adult pampers, Flashlights/batteries, Sleeping beds, Water purification kits, Solar lanterns,

    NO CLOTHING DONATION AT THIS TIME

    Also, monetary donations can be made through http://www.gofundme.com/w795q-dominica-hurricane-Maria-relief.

    For more info:
    Benson: 404-452-4570
    Glen: 678-591-8821
    Dave: 678-787-1382
    Denise: 770-899-4225
    Govan: 770-875-5334

  17. Amanda Brigdale
    September 23, 2017

    Are ther any relief initiatives set in the UK. If so what is most needed and where can I offer assistance.

  18. viewsexpressed
    September 22, 2017

    All those engaged in this timely and much needed activity of fund raising in gathering clothes etc for those affected by Hurricane Maria, we honour you and acknowledge your efforts for your country and those who are directly affected. Our people are really in need, continue to do your best to help and serve those who have become unfortunate due to the hurricane.
    Dominica must rise again and win this battle. Dominica must also ensure it prepares itself fully in time for uncertainties and from the cry of nature. Disasters do occur and we must always be prepared that we are able to manage these eventualities to a minimum when it hits us. Our government must play a critical and pivotal role in this process ensuring that its institutions are not compromised and are in a state of professional preparedness and not be caught off guard. Too many incidents and disasters are managed from central government level with local government continue to lack the necessary resources to address locally.

  19. September 22, 2017

    We are doing a lot in the UK aswell.

    Www dominicafund com

    • addison esprit
      September 28, 2017

      we are here in Ottawa doing our share too,

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