Lets Help Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is fighting to recover from an unexpected tropical deluge on Christmas Eve December 24, 2013, that caused massive flooding across the island. Several lives were lost in the floods, which also caused massive loss of property, countless manpower hours and substantial damage to public infrastructure.

United and Strong joins the recovery effort to help coordinate supplies and help for Saint Lucians in need at this time. The organisation has already contributed over six large bags of clothing, sanitary items, linen, toiletries, utensils, shoes, bags, school supplies and toys to the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) for distribution.

This is not enough. Saint Lucia needs your help. United and Strong makes a special appeal to you to extend a hand of hope with charitable donations to those affected by the rain. Families have lost their entire home with all its contents; hundreds are in emergency shelters for the foreseeable future. We need your help.

You may also volunteer your time to help clean up communities. Kindly pledge your support by volunteering through NEMO, Constituency Councils or to local Disaster Committees.

United and Strong also seeks information on members of the LGBTI community affected by the rain. If you are aware of anyone in need, please forward their name, contact information and extent of damage suffered to unitedandstrongslu@yahoo.com or to Co-Executive Director Kenita Placide (758 284 5899).

To help the many families in need you may donate items directly to United and Strong, PO Box 772 Castries, 758 284 5899),  NEMO (Bisee Industrial Estate, Castries, 758 452 3802/ 452 4318 / 452 3866) or to local Disaster Committees.

Immediate needs include: Drinking water                  Food (non-perishables inc baby food)

Diapers                               Hygiene kits(pads/tampons, toothpaste etc)

Generators                          Chainsaws

cutlasses and files                Gloves

Mops                                   Buckets

Cleaning supplies                  Bass brooms

Wheelbarrows                      Shovels

Shoes                                  Clothing (children and adults)

School Supplies                   Bedding – mattresses /blankets

Efforts are underway by Saint Lucians in the diaspora and you may also contact our foreign representatives to make a contribution:

SAINT LUCIA’S REPRESENTATIVES ABROAD

DIPLOMATIC

1. BELGIUM Shirley Skerritt-Andrew Ambassador Embassies of the

Eastern Caribbean States & Missions to the European Communities

42 rue de Livourne

1050 Brussels

Tel: (322) 534 2611

Fax: (322) 539 4009

E-mail: ecs.embassies@oecs.org

2. HOLY SEE/UNESCO

H.E. Gilbert Chaguory Permanent Mission of St. Lucia to

Ambassador UNESCO

21 Bis Avenue d’Lena

75116 Paris

France

Tel: 011(331) 532 38023

Fax: 011 (331) 4070 1891

Email: dl.st-lucia@unesco-delegations.org

3. NEW YORK/UNITED NATIONS H.E. Menissa Rambally Permanent Mission of St. Lucia to the

Ambassador United Nations

800 2nd Avenue

5th Floor, N.Y. 10017

New York

U.S.A.

Tel:

Fax: (212) 697 4993

E-mail: info@stluciamission.org

menissa.rambally@gosl.gov.lc

slumission@aol.com

4. CUBA

H. E. Dr. Charles Isaac Embajada de Santa Lucia en la Republica de Cuba

Ambassador Calle 12 No. 511, e/5ta y 7ma

Miramar Playa, Cuidad de la Habana Cuba

Tel.: 011 537 206 9609

Fax: 011 537 206 9610

Email: embslu@enet.cu

embslu@yahoo.com

5. UNITED KINGDOM H.E. Dr. Ernest Hilaire High Commission of Saint Lucia

High Commissioner 1 Collingham Gardens

Earls Court

London SW5 0HW

United Kingdom

Tel: 011 (44207) 370 7123

Fax: 011 (44207) 7370 1905

Email: enquiries@stluciahcuk.org

ehilaire@gosl.gov.lc

Website: www.stluciahcuk.org

6. UNITED STATES & OAS H.E. Sonia Johnny Esq Embassy of Saint Lucia to the

Ambassador United States & OAS

3216 New Mexico Avenue, N.W.

Washington D.C. 20016

U.S.A.

Tel: //95

Fax: (202) 364 6723

Email: embassydc@gosl.gov.lc

eofsaintlu@aol.com

sonia.johnny@govt.lc

CONSULAR

1. CANADA  Michael Willius Consulate General of Saint Lucia

Consul General 65 Overlea Blvd.

Suite 250

Toronto ON M4H 1P1

Canada

Tel:

Fax: (416) 203 8408 / 8486

Email: infoslutorconsulate@rogers.com

michael.willius@govt.lc

2. MARTINIQUE

Yasmin Walcott Consulate General de Ste Lucia

Consul General

3 Rue de la Liberation

97200 Fort de France

Martinique

Tel: (011 596 596) 718 350

Fax: (011 596 596) 638 258

Email: yasmine.walcott@govt.lc

3. NEW YORK

Julian DuBois Consulate General of Saint Lucia

Consul General 800 2nd Avenue

5th Floor, N.Y. 10017

New York

U.S.A.

Tel:

Fax: (212) 697 4993

Email: sluconsulateny@govt.lc

jdubois@gosl.gov.lc

4. MIAMI

Kent Hippolyte Consulate General of Saint Lucia

Consul General 8690 Pine Cay

West Palm Beach

Florida 33411

MIAMI Tel: 1-305586-3076 mail: HipKent@aol.com

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You can also help by getting friends and circles involved and keeping the conversation going: hashtag #team758  #letshelpstlucia.

United and Strong and Saint Lucia thanks you for you kind assistance.

 

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