Monday, December 30, 2013

ODPM appeals for donations for St Vincent

Trinidad & Tobago's Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is appealing for donations of vital items to be sent to St Vincent, which suffered severe damage over the Christmas holidays due to heavy rains and floods. The ODPM is the local agency that is co-ordinating and managing relief assistance to St Vincent and St Lucia, the two islands that suffered the worse from the storms.

On Friday, the ODPM delivered five 40-foot containers of relief supplies to St Lucia. However, it still needs stuff for St Vincent, which has been declared a 'disaster zone'.

ODPM has asked anyone wishing to donate items to contact the agency by calling 511 and following the guidelines below.

Guidelines to donating:
  1. Please ensure that donations consist of only the requested items, items that are not on the list will not be accepted
  2. Donation boxes must be well-packed and sealed and the contents of the boxes must be clearly labelled on the outside
  3. Do not donate clothing or medication at this time
What's needed urgently:

• 2,000 Mattresses (single)
• 2,000 Mattresses (full)
• 5,000 Collapsible water jugs or kegs
• 2,000 each Toiletries (toilet paper, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, sanitary pads, tooth brushes)
• 1,000 bath towels
• 5,000 Infant disposable diapers
• 5,000 Adult disposable diapers
• 50 Water tanks (500 and 1,000 L)
• 10 Portable generators
• 4,000 Cots
• 1,000 Hygiene Kits
• Mop Buckets
• Gloves
• Janitorial supplies (disinfectant, bleach etc)
• Baby wipes
• Water purification tablets
• Brooms
• Washing detergents
• Two Water Machines Solar Preferred
• Coveralls

Hardware Supplies:
• Galvanised Sheets
• Shovels
• Spades
• Forks
• Hardboard
• Tarpaulins
• Rope
• Nails
• Hammers
• Sledge Hammers
• Crow Bars
• Wheel Barrows
• Heavy Gloves
• Flares
• Cones
• Garbage Bags
• Power washers
• Tall Boots

Medical Relief Items:
• Auto Cleaves
• CT machine technician
• Industrial Washing Machine
• Industrial Dryers
• Delivery Beds
• Medication Trolley
• Incubators
• Oxygen Plant air compressors
• Pillows, bed sheet
• Miscellaneous hospital and medical supplies

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