CDEMA: Irma relief effort needs monetary donations


A report from Loop News Barbados.

In an effort to better coordinate the humanitarian efforts for countries affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), is asking individuals and organisations who wish to help to donate cash at this time.

CDEMA Executive Director, Ronald Jackson, said this is because they first need to conclude the assessments being undertaken in the affected States to ensure that assistance is being provided where it is most needed.

He told reporters during a press conference on Thursday afternoon that when the information becomes available, the Agency would then be in a better position to direct the public in terms of providing a list of the necessities that are most critical and how such donations could be made.

Jackson said the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is deeply appreciative and humbled by the outpouring of generosity and humanitarian interest to meet the needs of our Caribbean sisters and brothers.

CDEMA, as the CARICOM entity established to oversee disaster management within the region, is standing in solidarity with affected Caribbean countries affected by the Category 5 Hurricane Irma.

The Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) he said, has been activated to provide support during this greatest time of need.

Jackson reported that the impact of Hurricane Irma on several of CDEMA Participating States has also moved many Caribbean citizens, private sector and the Diaspora to reach out to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) with offers of assistance for the disaster relief efforts.

He provided the banking details where monetary donations can be made:

Bank Details

Intermediary Bank:

Bank      Wells Fargo Bank, NA


ABA Routing #  026 005 092

Bank Address   11 Penn Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, NY


Beneficiary Bank:

Bank      CIBC First Caribbean International Bank

Swift Code   FCIBBBBB

Account Number  2000192003913

Bank Address    Rendezvous, Christ Church, Barbados


For donations being made in USD$:

Name of Account: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

Account Number  1333514

Currency of Account  UNITED STATES DOLLARS


For donations being made locally in BDS$:

Account Details:

Name of Account: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

Account Number:  3666589

Currency of Account:  BARBADOS DOLLARS

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