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Jamaican Diaspora Southern US Organizes Hurricane Aid for Jamaica and Cayman Islands

MIAMI – The Jamaica Consulate General along with the Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States Advisory Board are coordinating emergency preparations for Jamaica in light of Hurricane Dean now approaching the Western Caribbean region.

Several drop off points have been set up at designated churches and central points of community contact have been identified, including the following:


Tortuga Imports,Inc.
14202 SW 142 Avenue
Miami, FL 33186

Holy Family Episcopal Church
18501 NW 7th Avenue,
Miami Gardens, FL

Kendall Community Church of God
8795 SW 112 ST. ,
Kendall-Miami, FL
(305) 274-3072

Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church
2801 N University Dr,
Hollywood -Pembroke Pines, FL
(954) 432-8686

City of Lauderhill Fire Stations (open 24 hours)
Most central – 1181 NW 42 Way
Phone: 954-739-0100
Situated just behind De Jamaica Shop south of the Lauderhill Mall

Palm Beaches

Karline’s of the Palm Beaches
4047 Okeechobee Blvd.
Suite 230,
West Palm Beach 33409
Tel: 561-932-0103
Contact” Karline Ricketts

MDI Racing
10351 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel: 561-798-2433

Contact: Michael Clark

United Sports & Social Club – Junior Farquharson
[email protected]; 561-723-3605


Quick Ship Caribbean Services
2153 W. Colonial Dr. (In the Magic Mall)
Orlando, Fl. 32804
Tel: (407) 999-9501

FiWe Caribbean Cuisine,
6601 Old Winter Garden Rd.
Orlando, Florida
(corner of Hiawassee Rd. & Old Winter Garden Rd (by Walgreens)
Tel: (407) 293-6393

Jamaica Foundation of Houston – Andy Adams
[email protected]
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 713-772-4456

Jamaican Diaspora Tennessee – Janeth Simpson-Brown
615 -0595-1454
[email protected]

United For Jamaica – Jason Walker
Website: http://www.unitedforjamaica.org
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Phone: 404-533-1248

Atlanta Jamaican Association – Allan Alberga
[email protected]

Jamaica National Assoc. – Ms. Jennifer Edwards
8003 Goldenrod Drive
Greensboro, NC 27455

In the interim, persons interested in making donations can make checks payable to the Jamaica Consulate General (Hurricane Relief) and mailed to the office at 25 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 609, Miami, FL 33131.

Donations of any items should include a list of critically needed items such as non-perishable food items, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits, battery operated radios and bottled water.

For further information, persons can call the Consulate office at 305-374-8431, extensions 223 and 232.

Diaspora Advisory Board member, Marlon Hill, has urged other Jamaican communities as well as members of community organizations throughout the Diaspora to be on the alert in their specific communities to collaborate effectively as preparations are coordinated.

As of 12 noon today, both airports remain operational with all scheduled incoming and outgoing flights for Air Jamaica, for more information call 1-800-523-5585. All flights are canceled for Sunday.

To contact other local Jamaican Diaspora resources and organizations, inquiries or recommendations of all collective resources, please call:

Marlon A. Hill, Esq. Advisory Board Member
Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States
305-244-4456 or [email protected]

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