The UWI Open Campus seeks donations to support Christmas flood relief in the Eastern Caribbean

Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald, recently announced that a shipment of supplies had been sent by the Open Campus to St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the services of the Barbados Coast Guard. She said that a team in the Open Campus is coordinating efforts with staff and colleagues across the region to gather contributions to support relief efforts for those affected by the severe flooding in the Eastern Caribbean over the Christmas holidays.

“The UWI Open Campus has students, staff, clients, stakeholders and advisors living in the areas impacted by the floods, especially in Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. These countries have been part of our University community since the 1950’s and we want to do our part to help them especially in this time of need” said Professor Simmons-McDonald.

We are seeking donations in cash and kind to help assist with much needed disaster recovery efforts and to meet the critical needs of affected residents who have been hard hit by evacuations, power outages and water shortages. We are asking our Open Campus and sister campuses to help with donations in our efforts to meet basic needs by providing essential items like canned foods, baby formula, powdered milk, rice, flour, clothing, cots, sheets, blankets, baby diapers and hygiene kits.”

In 2011, the UWI Open Campus contributed to the relief effort after Hurricane Tomas through help in monetary donations and items that served to assist people in Saint Lucia. "They were grateful for our efforts and we are proud that our campus community rose to the occasion and were unstinting in contributions to that relief effort. I am calling on all of us once again to help in a situation that can only be described as desperate and I am again relying on our good will and generosity to mobilise our efforts in various locations.  We expect to send shipments to St. Lucia and Dominica and additional shipments to St. Vincent early in the week" said the Principal.

In 2011, the UWI Open Campus contributed to the relief effort after Hurricane Tomas through help in monetary donations and items that served to assist people in Saint Lucia. “They were grateful for our efforts and we are proud that our campus community rose to the occasion and were unstinting in contributions to that relief effort. I am calling on all of us once again to help in a situation that can only be described as desperate and I am again relying on our good will and generosity to mobilise our efforts in various locations. We expect to send shipments to St. Lucia and Dominica and additional shipments to St. Vincent early in the week” said the Principal.

Cash contributions may be made through bank transactions to “The UWI Open Campus Xmas Storm Relief Fund“. In addition, in-kind contributions may be donated to all UWI Open Campus country site locations across the region. Contact information for Open Campus Country Sites may be found online at www.open.uwi.edu/locations.

UWI Open Campus Xmas Storm Relief Appeal – Bank Information

UWI OPEN CAMPUS COUNTRY SITES

BANK ACCOUNTS DETAILS

Bank A/C #

BANK NAME

BANK ADDRESS

ANGUILLA

106912258

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL USD$

P.O. Box 140, The Valley

ANTIGUA

1817938

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK –ANTIGUA

High Street, P.O. Box 225, Antigua

BARBADOS-FCIB BANK A/C

1000918136

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK (B’DOS) LTD

Corporate Banking Centre, Rendezvous Christ, Church, Barbados

RBC- BARBADOS BANK A/C

250-955-2

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

University Drive, St. Michael, Barbados

BAHAMAS

4998744 BAH$

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK- BAHAMAS (USD CURRENCY)

P.O. Box N-7125, Centralized Securities Centre, Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas

BELIZE

1432178

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK- (BZ$ CURRENCY)

21 Albert Street, P.O. Box 363, Belize City, Belize C.A.

BVI

215014231

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-BVI (USD CURRENCY)

P.O. Box 3097, Road Town, Tortola BVI

CAYMAN

10347294

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-CAYMAN (USD CURRENCY)

P.O. Box 68, GT, 25 Main Street, Grand Cayman

DOMINICA

1462810

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-DOMINICA (EC CURRENCY)

4 Old Street, Roseau, Dominica

GRENADA

1676351

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-GRENADA (EC CURRENCY)

P.O. BOX 37, Church Street, St. George’s Grenada

MONSTERRAT

100-002-5

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA EC$

P.O. Box 222, Brades, Montserrat

ST.KITTS

125-514-7

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-ST. KITTS (EC$ CURRENCY)

P.O. Box 42, Basseterre

ST. LUCIA

1873632

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-ST. LUCIA (EC$ CURRENCY)

Bridge Street, P.O. Box 335, Castries, St. Lucia

ST. VINCENT

2489337

CIBC-FIRST CBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK-ST. ST. VINCENT (EC$ CURRENCY)

Upper Halifax Street, P.O. Box 604, Kingstown, St. Vincent

TRINIDAD

160131200201

REPUBLIC BANK

Republic Bank Ltd, UWI Branch, UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago, WI

JAMAICA

401025146

NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK

LIST OF IMMEDIATE NEEDS FOR CHRISTMAS FLOOD VICTIMS IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN

St. Vincent and the GrenadinesSt. Lucia

 

Foodstuff
Sheets
Towels
Disposable diapers (adults & babies)
Disinfectant
First Aid kits/Hygiene kits
Laundry detergent
Toothpaste
Soap

Bottled water/Water containers
Mattresses/Cots

Clothing

Shoes

Baby formula

Powdered milk

Disposable diapers (adults & babies)

Canned tuna, sardines, vegetables

Dried peas

Bed linens

Rice

Flour

Clothing

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