Hurricane Irma - CBF Disaster Response 2017





    The Caribbean Baptist Fellowship shall organize disaster assistance for four countries affected by Hurricane Irma. These countries are:

    1.      St. Martin

    2.      Barbuda

    3.      Turks and Caicos Islands

    4.      The Bahamas

    These four Caribbean countries have been chosen by the CBF not only because of the devastation caused by the hurricane but also because there are member bodies associated with these countries through which relief supplies can be channeled. In the case of St. Martin, the CBF will work through Guadeloupe Baptist Federation; Barbuda through the Antigua Baptist Association and Turks, Caicos Islands through the Turks and Caicos Baptist Union and the Bahamas through the Bahamas Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention.


    Initial Assessment 

    The initial assessment received from our partners in these four countries highlights unimaginable devastation particularly in Barbuda, St. Martin and Ragged Island (Bahamas) . There is large scale destruction of properties, road networks, utilities, livestock and agricultural produce among other things. As a result, water supply has been compromised, basic food items in short supply, citizens dislocated, and daily life disrupted. The people in these countries plus the others are experiencing severe hardship as they come to grips with their sudden reversals.  


    Efforts are being made by some of our partners as well as the CBF team to do a more comprehensive assessment of the devastation. The CBF and some partners have been flying to the affected countries to conduct the assessment. However, this will certainly take some time to complete due to various mitigating factors. What is sure at this stage is that, there is need for immediate relief response while a more detailed and comprehensive assessment is being done for medium and long term response.


    The CBF is therefore proposing to assist in providing:

    1.      Basic food items         -    US $ 40,000.00    ($ 10,000.00 for each country)

    2.      Water                          -     US $ 20,000.00    ($ 5,000.00 for each country)

    3.      Mattresses                   -    US $ 20,000.00    ($ 5000.00 for each country)

    4.      Candles and Lanterns -     US $ 8000.00      ($ 2000.00 for each country)

    5.      Roofing materials       -     US 40,000.00      ($ 10,000.00 for each country)

    6.      Miscellaneous            -      US 20,000.00      ( $ 5000.00 for each country)


    The Caribbean Baptist Fellowship has established an Irma Relief Fund to raise this money to enable the realization of our objectives. The information for wiring funds to the account established is stated below:


    Wire Instructions for CBF Irma Fund US Account:




    Name of Beneficiary Bank:     Scotiabank Jamaica Limited


    Branch Name: Fairview


    Branch No./Transit No.     90605 


    Scotiabank Swift Address      NOSCJMKN



    Address of Bank                       1 Port Avenue

                                                       Bogue, P.O Box 11                                                 

                                                       Montego Bay, St James

                                                       Jamaica W.I




    Account Number:  601047   


    Beneficiary Name: Caribbean Baptist Fellowship    


    Address of Account holder: 27 Balmoral Avenue, Kingston 10   





    Correspondent Bank:    Bank of America

                                             701 Brickell Avenue

                                             Miami, Florida

                                             SWIFT BIC: BOFAUS3M

                                             FEDWIRE  ABA: 026009593        



    Submitted by:

    Rev. Everton Jackson

    Executive Secretary/Treasurer

    September 15, 2017

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