Hurricane Maria

Donating to the Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief Effort

Letter from the Acting High Commissioner, London,  23 September 2017

Dear National,


The Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica gave a live exclusive interview via ABS Radio (Antigua and Barbuda) on 21 September 2017.

The Dominica High Commission, in response to the state of emergency declared by the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, wishes to inform and appeal to nationals and friends of Dominica across the UK to mobilize efforts in obtaining resources to aid Dominica.

Aid to Dominica

We have had hundreds of call at the office and know our nationals and friends of Dominica are ready to act. Please organise yourselves locally whilst we coordinate from our office key contacts in your region and collection dates for shipping. Relief items donated through the Dominica High Commission will be sent to Dominica, and will be distributed by the authorities.  Therefore, the items listed below should be sorted, labelled, and packaged correctly, with the date of expiry of food items checked.

The Prime Minister made note of the following items as most pressing for the victims and the High Commission will accept on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., the following select items for immediate shipping:

Official Needs List for Dominica

  • Dry foods
  • Water
  • Roofing materials
  • Lumber
  • Plywood
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Nails
  • Roofing screws
  • Generators (5kva to 10kva)
  • Chainsaws with cans, oil, fuel
  • Communication equipment
  • Tarpaulin/Plastic sheeting
  • Hygiene kits/Comfort kits
  • Medical supplies
  • Baby supplies (formula/baby food)
  • Wipes
  • Diapers
  • Adult pampers
  • Water purification kits 
  • Fuel
  • Energy biscuits
  • Cots
  • Mattresses
  • Portable stoves
  • Flashlights/batteries
  • Solar lanterns
  • Kitchen sets
  • Collapsible water containers (gallon)
Financial Contribution

An official bank account has also been established for those who wish to donate cash.  Specific bank account details are:

Barclays Bank 
Account No:          93992330
Sort Code:             20-80-14
Reference:            yournameDAHurricaneMaria
Account Name:     Dominica Relief Fund

On-line donations via the following links below:

Janet Charles
Acting High Commissioner

Office of the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Dominica
Earls Court, South Kensington
London SW5 0HW


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