Tropical Storm Erika
You will have heard of the devastation which the passage of Tropical Storm Erika left in Dominica. Sadly lives were lost, and many people have been made homeless. Countless houses, businesses and livelihoods have been destroyed.
For regular updated information please access the official website of the Prime Minister of Dominica http://www.opm.gov.dm/
There is now a dedicated menu button on the website labelled “Erika Recovery” where you can easily locate important information such as:
1. International Relief Coordinator – along with her contact details
2. List of Special Disaster Areas
3. Priority Areas for Support
4. List of Medical Supplies Needed
5. Wire Instructions for Recovery and Reconstruction Fund
6. Endorsed GoFundMe Pages
Financial Contributions are encouraged and can be made through official channels:
Dominica High Commission
Dominica High Commission Disaster Fund
Account number: 93148602
Sort code: 20-80-14
NOTE: Please use your name as reference when making a payment. After the transaction has been completed please send an email to the High Commission to inform us of your contribution, once we have confirmed your deposit, a receipt can be issued.
Dominica National Development and Disaster Fund
Account Number: 00170083
Sort code: 30-00-09
Posting Aid to Dominica
Please note that persons wishing to make a contribution to the official relief effort should look at the Revised List of Critical Needs Post ERIKA (see extract below). Relief items donated through the Dominica High Commission will be sent to the addressee above and will be distributed by the authorities in Dominica. Therefore, with immediate effect the High Commission is no longer accepting items of clothing or dry goods.
Extract from the website of the Office of the Prime Ministerhttp://www.opm.gov.dm/
“The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica continues to express sincere gratitude to all those who have partnered with it during recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. The Government recognises that it could not have done it on its own.
A current assessment of the situation and recovery strategy, has revealed that there is a critical need of the following items:
1. Building Materials:
– Roofing Material
– Sheet Rock
2. Fixture and Fittings
3. Construction Tools and Equipment
For more detailed information, please contact:
The Housing Manager, Telephone No. 1 (767) 275 3931
Additionally, the local private sector is able to supply food, clothing, and other items, so the Government encourages persons wishing to assist families to send cash to allow them to purchase the items locally in Dominica”
It is not possible to include items or packages in this shipment to private individuals.
The Government has waived the import charges on all relief aid entering Dominica. This applies to items addressed to the official government consignee, private individuals, or to specific groups such as Village Councils.