The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is working in conjunction with the Honorary Jamaican Consul in Houston and other agencies and groups interested in helping the relief effort in Jamaica in the wake of the devastation by Hurricane Dean on August 19, 2007. At this early stage it is too soon to make a complete and accurate assessment of all the damage, however, we will disclose the assessments as they become available from respective institutions in Jamaica. When specific requested items are identified, we will designate drop off points for relief supplies.
Our early response is to send financial support, as we describe below. We will seek bulk transportation opportunities for relief supplies once the needs have been identified and the supplies donated and assembled.
Checks can be made out to the Jamaica Foundation of Houston, with a notation: Hurricane Relief on the memo line. Please mail to the Jamaica Foundation, P O Box 710824, Houston TX 77271-0824.
An alternative to sending checks is to use a credit card and utilize the PayPal Donation button on our website. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of the PayPal donation.
The Jamaica Foundation of Houston is a 501-C3 non-profit organization, EID # 76-0641809, and cash donations may be deductible under IRS rules.