Consulate General of Grenada

Phone: + 1 305.913.7555 ◊ 201 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2800, Miami, Florida. 33131 USA ◊ Fax: + 1 954.538.9615

September 8th 2004

To All Grenadians and Friends of Grenada:

Today, I reach out to you in a moment of need for our fellow Grenadians in our Tri Island State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Grenada has been seriously impacted by Hurricane Ivan.

Grenada suffered a direct hit for Ivan and preliminary reports indicate that there is tremendous damage to personal property, livestock, produce and life. We do not have a firm number on the details of the effect of Ivan as yet, however, we are quite certain that the impact is quite substantial.

As we battle with our own efforts in the state of Florida with the after effects of Hurricane Charlie and more recently, Hurricane Frances, it is what a very humble heart I reach out to you for assistance for our fellow countrymen. At this time we do not have details of the urgent needs in Grenada, however I am quite certain that the following items would be requested:

       Flashlights, batteries, DC power sources

       Cots, tents, Tarps, beds and mattresses

       Building materials

       Non Perishable foods

       Water, water treatment and purification equipment

       Money

       Transportation of goods to Grenada

       Power tools

       Medical supplies, equipment and personnel

       Security assistance and communications equipment

       Generators

       Other assistance

We have arranged 3 staging areas to date. They are as follows:

1.        City of Lauderdale Lakes, Multi-Purpose Building, 4340 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes Contact (See Below)

2.        AMCAR Freight, 7850 NW 80th Street, Miami Contact Bob Diamond (305) 599-8866.

3.        AMCAR Freight, Choice Container Lines, 445 Wilson Avenue, Newark, NJ. 07105 - Contact Bob Diamond (305) 599-8866

We have also set up a disaster relief fund at for monetary donations. These should be sent to Bank of America, Account # 005-492370974. ABA code for all wires and transfers is: 063100277. The Account name is the Grenada Cultural and Civic Association (GCCA) Disaster Relief Fund. Checks can be mailed to the Grenada Consulate General, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2800, Miami FL. 33131.

Key contacts are as follows:

Bulah Alexander: 305-335-7626

Kenneth Nedd 305-528-9465

Liz Allick                305-620-9521

Consulate: 305- 913-7555

 I hope to have an update for you sometime tomorrow. Please feel to call our offices or email with any questions you may have. You may also wish to cascade this message to other members of your mailing list as you see fit.

Sincerely,

 
 


Consulate of Grenada

ivanrelief@grenadagov.org

www.grenadaemergency.com