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Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding, accompanied by disaster managers including the Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Ronald Jackson left for Haiti today with a view to assess the extent of damage and identify priority needs.
ODPEM has implemented “Help Haiti” and advises the public that persons who wish to make donations can do so at its new location, 2-4 Haining Road Kingston 5 from Friday January 15 to Saturday January 16, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday January 17, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
See emergency relief items list below. In addition, cash donations can be made to any branch at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) account number- 21-2387304.
“Help Haiti” is being co-ordinated by the ODPEM as directed by the Office of the Prime Minister as a response to the devastating effect of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
Help Haiti Relief Items
Bottled WaterTarpaulinsTentsSemi-Folding Field Relief CotsMattressesPlastic SheetingBed SheetsWoolen Disaster Relief Blankets (Adult & Child) Collapsible Water ContainersWater Bladders (1000 gal, 5000 gal,) Water Purification TabletsWater containers including bucketsGeneratorsKerosene LanternsLanterns (flashlight) with batteriesBaby DiapersTowelsToiletriesBasic Food supplies – rice, sugar, flour, beans, oilTinned FoodsBath SoapDetergentHygiene kitsSanitisersCooking ContainersFirst Aid Kits – including
BandagesBand-aidsIodineRubbing AlcoholGauzeSurgical tapeLatex/non-latex surgical glovesPain relieverAntihistamine