A??further shipment of relief supplies left Barbados yesterday, Wednesday, February 24, bound for Haiti via Jamaica.
Word of this has come from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) which stated that the shipment of one 20-foot and two 40-foot containers comprised the following items: clothes, food supplies, water, toiletries, bedding, tents, cots, and pharmaceuticals. It is scheduled to arrive in Jamaica on March 1, for trans-shipment to Haiti.
Another consignment of relief supplies and equipment (tents – which are being trans-shipped from Grenada, pharmaceuticals, and clothing), for Haiti is at present being cprepared for shipment.
The DEM has informed that persons still desirous of making donations that the supermarket deposit points will be closed after Friday, February, 26. Thereafter, any donations of relief supplies may be made directly to the Barbarees Hill or Six-Roads warehouses.
The Department of Emergency Management has thanked the Barbadian public, as well as all those private and public sector entities which gave selflessly, for their continued support to the Haiti Relief effort.