TS Erika: Donating


Donating to the Dominica Relief Fund
(Information from the  Dominica High Commission, London)

Dear Nationals,

We are saddened by the devastation which Dominica suffered as a result of the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.  It is especially harrowing that so many persons have lost their lives in this natural disaster.

The relief effort is continuing, and it will take a great amount of resources in the rehabilitation of the country.  The High Commission is heartened by the response from the Dominica Nationals in the United Kingdom, and we are forwarding the information below for your attention.

1.       The following email address is dedicated to the relief effort and can be used to contact the High Commission : stormerika@dominicahighcommission.co.uk as well as info@dominicahighcommission.co.uk

2.       Financial Contributions are encouraged and can be made through the official channels:
High Commission Bank account details –
Name of Account:    Dominica High Commission Disaster Fund
Name of Bank:          Barclays Bank
Account number:     93148602
Sort Code:                  20-80-14
Ref:                              Please use your name as reference.  You can also send an email to the high Commission to inform of your contribution.  Once we have confirmed your deposit, a receipt can be issued.

DNDDF Bank Account details            
Name of Account:     DNDF
Name of Bank:           Lloyds Bank
Account number:      00170083
Sort Code:                   30 00 09
Ref:                               YournameDAErika

Details of an approved GoFundMe account will be circulated shortly.


3.       Official aid being shipped to Dominica should be consigned as follows:
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA RELIEF AID
ATTN.: MR. GREGOIRE THOMAS
C/O DEXIA
P.O BOX 173
BAY FRONT, ROSEAU
DOMINICA                                      
TEL: 001 767 448 2780

Please note that persons wishing to make a contribution to the official relief effort can deliver items to the Dominica High Commission (1 Collingham Gardens, Earls Court, South Kensington, London SW5 OHW), between 10am and 5pm weekdays.  Relief items donated through this channel will be sent to the addressee above and will be distributed by the authorities in Dominica. It is not possible to include items or packages in this shipment to private individuals.  (Kindly see the priority needs list at: http://www.opm.gov.dm/?p=1091), for guidance in making your donations.  Geest Line Ltd, JP (Ram) Shipping and Gee Shipping are assisting in this regard.  Please see the contact details for the two shippers who have contacted the High Commission:

J.P. Shipping(Ram Shipping)        -              020 7476 0154
Gee Shipping                                  -              020 3086 8311

The Government has waived the import charges on all relief aid entering Dominica.  This applies to items addressed to the official government consignee, private individuals, or to specific groups such as Village Councils.

4.       Please note that the Douglas-Charles airports and Canefield airports were affected by the storm, and currently there are no commercial flights to and from Douglas-Charles airport.  Persons who were scheduled to travel to and from Dominica are advised  to contact their airline or travel agent.  LIAT has made special arrangements for regional flights and useful contacts are:

      LIAT:                                      001 268 480 5601/2
      L’Express des iles:                    http://www.express-des-iles.com/
      Jenny Tours:  Contact Jenny Burke  at 001 268-778-9786 or jennytours@hotmail.com

Please see the website of the Prime Minister for regular updates:  http://www.opm.gov.dm

Further information will be communicated to you as it becomes available, and we thank you for your continued cooperation, as we work together to rebuild Dominica.


Janet Charles
ACTING HIGH COMMISSIONER
The Dominica High Commission
1 Collingham Gardens
Earls Court
South Kensington
London SW5 OHW
United Kingdom
Tel:  + 44 (0) 20 7370 5194
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7373 8743
Website:  www.dominicahighcommission.co.uk


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