Help Haiti- Donation Drive

he Prime Minister accompanied by disaster managers including the Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has left for Haiti today with a view to assess the extent of damage and identify priority needs.

ODPEM has implemented “Help Haiti” and wishes to advise the public that persons who wish to make donations can do so at our 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 coordinated 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 Water
Semi-Folding Field Relief Cots
Plastic Sheeting
Bed Sheets
Woolen Disaster Relief Blankets (Adult & Child)
Collapsible Water Containers
Water Bladders (1000 gal, 5000 gal, >1000 gal)
Water Purification Tablets
Water containers including buckets
Kerosene Lanterns
Lanterns (flashlight) with batteries
Baby Diapers
Basic Food supplies – rice, sugar, flour, beans, oil
Tinned Foods
Bath Soap
Hygiene kits
Cooking Containers
First Aid Kits – including
• Bandages
• Band-aids
• Iodine
• Rubbing Alcohol
• Gauze
• Surgical tape
• Latex/non-latex surgical gloves
• Pain reliever
• Antihistamine
Contact: Kimberley Weller, Information Officer,