Relief Effort Underway in Florida


The Jamaica Consulate General and the Diaspora Foundation Advisory Board, Southern United States are co-ordinating emergency relief for Jamaica, in light of the threat posed by Hurricane Dean.
Drop off points have been set up at several churches, including Holy Family Episcopal Church in North Miami, Kendall Community Church in Kendall, and Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church in Pembroke Pines.
Items being requested include non-perishable food items, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits, battery operated radios, and bottled water.
Persons interested in making donations can make cheques payable to the Jamaica Consulate General (Hurricane Relief) and mailed to the office at 25 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 609, Miami, FL 33131.
For further information, persons can call the Consulate office at 305-374-8431, extensions 223 and 232.
Diaspora Advisory Board member for the Southern USA, Marlon Hill, is urging members of community associations throughout the Diaspora to be on the alert in their specific communities to collaborate effectively, as preparations are put in place.

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