Here are some of the agencies assisting in the relief effort.
Cayman Red Cross
949-6785 ext. 22.
Accepting monetary donations for the relief efforts. Persons wishing to donate funds can go directly to the Red Cross or make a deposit at Butterfield Bank under the Cayman Islands Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Appeal (02-201-035054-04).
National Building Society of Cayman
Staff members have set up donation boxes at teller counters for customers to make contributions. The funds collected will be deposited to the Cayman Red Cross account at Butterfield Bank. NBSC, 71 Eastern Avenue
The Cayman Council of the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
Yves and Carmen Fontaine
Arranging a container to locate on lot next to Buttonwood Club on Shedden Road.
St. Ignatius Church and School
Collecting funds. All parishioners, parents, students and staff are being asked to contribute between 14-24 January.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
Collecting can goods, clothes and anything that can be of help to the Haiti people. 389 Seven Mile Beach Fernando Soler or Stephanie Amante
Wesleyan Holiness Church, West Bay
Taste of Cayman
All those attending this Saturday’s event, starting at 5pm at Camana Bay can donate at the entrance to the festival where Red Cross booths will be set up.
All Digicel mobile customers can text the letters ‘HELP’ to 5151 to donate a dollar to the telecom company’s earthquake relief effort. Digicel has already donated some $5 million to the relief project in Haiti.
All LIME mobile customers can text the word ‘Haiti’ to 4376 (HELP) to donate $2 to the telecom company’s earthquake relief effort. LIME employees have launched an employee donation initiative across the 13 islands in which the company operates to collect cash, clothing, canned, non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to send to Haiti. LIME will match the donations dollar for dollar.
Sunset House will not be charging for shore diving tanks this coming weekend. (JAN 16 – 17, 2010). Instead of payment for tanks, Sunset will be asking for a minimum donation of CI$5.00 to go to the Red Cross.
Dolphin Cove and the YUDP
On Sunday, 17 January, Dolphin Cove will be donating all revenue made for the day to assist with the YUDP and its Haitian Relief Funds. Special Discounted rates are available for residents and as a special thank you for supporting this initiative, Dolphin Cove will be giving away free CD Photo Packages to every family, individual or buddy group taking part.
The group is arranging a container to be located in the parking lot of Cayman Shoe Shop on Eastern Avenue. They are seeking building material, clothes, shoes, tinned food, dry food, medicine; no garbage. Donation times 8.30am until 5.30pm Monday through Saturday
Adventist Disaster and Relief Agency along with the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be taking up a special offering in each of the Adventist churches for the next two weeks and dispatching those funds off to Haiti immediately.
The Director of ADRA Cayman is Mr. Benny Moore and he can be reached on 916-2936. The numbers for the conference headquarters are 949-2647, 949-8167 and for President Clarke, his cell number is 916-5510.
InterAction, a coalition of U.S.-based international non-governmental organizations, has a list of agencies responding and how to donate to them. Find it here: www.interaction.org/crisis-list/earthquake-haiti
To donate $10 to the American Red Cross, text Haiti to 90999. The amount will be added to your next phone bill. The organization is also accepting donations through its International Response Fund, www.redcross.org
To donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s Haitian Yele charity, text 501501. The money will be added to your next phone bill.
To find out how to help the International Rescue Committee, visit www.theIRC.org or call toll free, 1-877-REFUGEE.
To donate through Oxfam’s emergency appeal, visit www.oxfam.org.uk