Disaster Recovery Fund Established To Aid Relief Efforts

In response to relief efforts following damages by Tropical Storm Gustav in Jamaica recently, a disaster recovery fund was launched with a donation of $20 million by Supreme Ventures, in collaboration with the Government’s effort in this regard.

Additionally, Jamaica National Building Society through its remittance arm, JN Money Transfer services, as well as Grace Kennedy Remittances Services, through Western Union, have agreed to open dedicated accounts to enable Jamaicans in the Diaspora to contribute to the fund.  The funds are Hurricane Relief United Jamaica Account for Grace Kennedy and in the case of Jamaica National, the JN Recovery Fund Account.

The funds from the JN and GKRS accounts will help to meet the cost of the emergency works and relief measures that are being carried out with particular emphasis on schools and hospitals.

The public is being advised to make donations at any JN or GKRS (Western Union) locations in the South Florida area.

All remittance fees will be waived for contribution to those accounts.

Meanwhile, an overall assessment is being carried out by the relevant Government agencies to determine the extent of damages caused by the storm.