June 24, 2018

Turks and Caicos: Relief funds launched to assist after hurricanes


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From TC Weekly

A STRING of relief funds has been set up to assist TCI hurricane victims and Islanders are being urged to help out.

politicians are calling on people to dig deep and contribute to the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund.

Cash and goods donated will go directly towards people suffering the effects of Sunday’s devastating category four storm.

PDM leader Floyd Seymour said: “Many residents have lost their homes and are not financially able to rebuild. They are depending on any assistance available to aid them in this rebuilding process.

“We are launching this appeal to the general public to help the families of the Turks and Caicos Islands restore their lives to some sense of normalcy.

“Please contribute. Every dollar counts; no amount is too small.

“On behalf of the families affected by Hurricane Ike, we would like to say thank you in advance.”

Those wishing to donate items such as canned and non-perishable food, bottled water, baby supplies, blankets, clothing and dry cereal can do so at the specially set up disaster relief centre at the PDM headquarters in Downtown Providenciales.

The centre is open daily from 8am to 7pm.

The PDM Ike Relief Fund:
Wire Transfer Instructions:
Instructions to:
Wachovia Bank,
For the initial credit of:
First Caribbean International Bank, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands,
SWIFT Code: FCIBTCGP, Account#: 2000192005432
For further credit to:
Account name: The PDM IKE Relief Fund
Account number: 10467258

Providenciales Rotarians have also launched a special Hurricane Relief Fund.

Spokesman John Lawson: “We hope that people who want to help with our recovery but do not know where to turn will let Rotary help.

“We will collect funds and distribute goods in as effective a way as possible.”

Rotary Hurricane Relief Fund:
The account information is as follows for US dollar funds:
Send Funds to: Barclays Bank PLC,
222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038,
Swift Code: BARCUS33
Routing Number: ABA#026 002 574
For the initial credit of: First Caribbean International Bank, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Swift Code: FCIBTCGP
Account number: 280 48 78 4365
For further credit to: Rotary Club of Providenciales, Hurricane Relief Fund Account number: 10339324

In addition, the Ike Disaster Relief Fund has been established to collect cash for people in Grand Turk, , North, Middle and South Caicos.

Trustees are Ariel Misick QC, Carlos Simons QC, Sandy Lightbourne and Peter Savory.

Contributions may be sent by cheque to Misick & Stanbrook at Richmond House, Providenciales.

Call Barbara Hamilton or Carmen Brown on 946 4732, fax 946 4734 or email barbara@misickstanbrook.tc or carmen@misickstanbrook.tc between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday for more information.

SOURCE: http://tcweeklynews.com/relief-funds-launched-to-assist-after-hurricanes-p886-1.htm

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