Hurricane Aid for Jamaica

Hurricane Dean Aid Jamaica

By EVAN S. BENN

South Florida's Jamaican community made preparations Saturday to rush donations and other relief to the island after Hurricane Dean sweeps over it today.

The Jamaica Consulate General and the Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States Advisory Board set up several drop-off spots in Miami-Dade and Broward counties where people can go to give bottled water, flashlights, nonperishable food, batteries and first-aid kits.

''We are hopeful Hurricane Dean's path will be diverted away,'' said Ricardo Allicock, Jamaica's Consul General in Miami. "But in the event it is not and Jamaica does suffer, Jamaicans here are prepared to be of assistance.''

Drop-off sites open today are:

• Tortuga Imports, 14202 SW 142nd Ave., Miami-Dade. 305-378-6668.

• Holy Family Episcopal Church, 18501 NW Seventh Ave., Miami Gardens. 305-652-6797.

• Kendall Community Church of God, 8795 SW 112th St., Kendall. 305-274-3072.

• Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church, 2801 N. University Dr., Hollywood. 954-432-8686.

• All Lauderhill fire stations. 954-739-0100.

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Via Jamaicans.com

Here is a list of organizations that will provide aid and/or drop off points for anyone seeking to help Jamaica if HurricaneDean causes major damage.

ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO/TEXAS
Jamaica Foundation of Houston - Andy Adams
andr2@wt.net
E-Mail: JamaicaFoundation@earthlink.net
Telephone: 713-772-4456
Fax: 713-785-4095

ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA/TENNESSEE
Jamaican Diaspora Tennessee - Janet Brown
6150595-1454
jeromejaneth@aol.com

ATLANTA/GEORGIA
Organization Name: United For Jamaica - Jason Walker
Website: http://www.unitedforjamaica.org
Email: info@unitedforjamaica.org
Email: jason55555@gmail.com
Phone: 404 533 1248

Atlanta Jamaican Association - Allan Alberga
407-523-6300
allanalberga@aol.com

CHICAGO
Chicago Concerned Jamaicans, Inc
Phone: (312) 602-4548
Web: http://www.chicagoconcernedjamaicans.org
E-Mail: ccjinfo@chicagoconcernedjamaicans.org

INDIANA
Doreen Chin
Membership Chairperson
Jamaica Diaspora of Indiana
P.O Box 55632
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-281-9356
jamaicadi@gmail.com
http://www.jamaicadiasporaindiana.org

LONDON
Voicing For Jamaica
Address: 43 Lancaster Gate, LONDON W14 0NL
Website: http://www.voicingforjamaica.com
Email: voicingforjam1@aol.com
Phone: 07904 299 472

MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE
Jamaican Diaspora Southern United Status - Marlon Hill
305-244-4456
mhill@delancyhill.com
info@marlonhill.com

MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD COUNTY
Tortuga Imports,Inc.
14202 SW 142 Avenue
Miami, FL. 33186
305-378-6668

Holy Family Episcopal Church
18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL
305-652-6797

Kendall Community Church of God
8795 SW 112 ST. , Kendall-Miami, FL
(305) 274-3072

Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church
2801 N University Dr, Hollywood -Pembroke Pines, FL
(954) 432-8686

City of Lauderhill Fire Stations (open 24 hours)
Most central - 1181 NW 42 Way
Phone: 954-739-0100
Situated just behind De Jamaica Shop south of the Lauderhill Mall

PALM BEACHES
Karline's of the Palm Beaches
4047 Okeechobee Blvd.
Suite 230, West Palm Beach 33409
Tel: 561-932-0103
Contact" Karline Ricketts

MDI Racing
10351 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach. FL 33411
Tel: 561-798-2433
Contact: Michael Clark

NEW YORK
Jamaica Impact, Inc. “JAMPACT”
Website: http://www.jampact.org
Email: jampact@jampact.org
Contact: Camille T. Barrett, President Elect
Phone: (212) 459-4390
At this time, we are only taking monetary donations to the JAMPACT Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted through our online payment system, PayPal, at http://www.jampact.org/ and checks should be made payable to "JAMPACT Disaster Relief Fund" and mailed to the following address:
JAMPACT
P.O. Box 3794
Grand Central Station
New York, N.Y. 10163

*All such donations will be tax deductible.


NORTH CAROLINA/CAROLINAS
Ms. Jennifer Edwards 336-643-5813
Jamaica National Assoc.
8003 Goldenrod Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455

CENTRAL FLORIDA/ORLANDO
Organization Name: Break Away Moments - Sandy Isaacs
Website: http://www.breakawaymoments.com
Email: breakawaymomentsevents@yahoo.com
Phone: (321) 439-5572

Jamaica American Association of Central Fla. - Herbert Dawkins
Generalinfo&jamaicanamericanassoc.com
Website: http://www.jamaicanamericanassoc.com
Phone: (407) 697-4654 or (407) 292-3719

Collection points in Orlando

Quick Ship Caribbean Services
2153 W. Colonial Dr. (In the Magic Mall)
Orlando, Fl. 32804
Tel: (407) 999-9501
Owner: Roy Rattray

FiWe Caribbean Cuisine,
6601 Old Winter Garden Rd.
(corner of Hiawassee Rd. & Old Winter Garden Rd (by Walgreens)
Tel: (407) 293-6393
Owners are Sean & Shari Bedasse.

Mark's Caribbean Cuisine
10034 University Blvd
(corner of Dean Rd. & Univer. Blvd
Tel: (407) 699-8800
Mark Jathan (owner)

Jam Rock Caribbean Cafe
5770 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway,
Kissimmee
(located in Old Town)
Tel: (407) 397-7625
Leroy & Marlene Smithson (owners)

Dollar City Plus
1752 Silver Star Rd.
@ Silver Star & Clark Rd. in Ocoee
Tel: (407) 563-9152
Monica Gray (owner)

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