Church accepting donations for TCI recovery

| 22/11/2017
CNS Local Life

Adventist volunteers sort donated clothing

(CNS Local Life): The community services department of the Adventist Church has extended the deadline for donations to be included in a shipment of goods to the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist their post-hurricane recovery efforts. Organisers are collecting clothing, bed and bath linen, and non-perishable goods until Tuesday, 28 November, which will then be shipped to the British Overseas Territory as it continues to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

Community services assistant director Angela Hall explained in a church press release that the deadline has been pushed back to “accommodate persons who wish to contribute but have so far not had an opportunity”.

Anyone interested in donating may take items to Cayman Academy marked for Hall who added the container “does have quite a bit of space available to the community”. In addition, funds may be deposited at the Royal Bank of Canada, to Adventist Disaster and Relief Agency (ADRA) account number 500-6234, or be dropped off at the conference office at 209 Walkers Road.

“While the Turks and Caicos’ recovery is progressing well, the population still has pressing needs,” said Cayman Islands Conference president Shian O’Connor. “We have been fortunate here in Cayman, but we are only too well aware of the human suffering that results from the impacts of major hurricanes that many times extend into months and even years following the strike.”

O’Connor added that the church felt a duty to reach out a helping hand, and asked the community to share in the rewards of giving.


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