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Published 12th November 2008, 11:57am

The Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund is planning assistance to those on the Sister Islands who were adversely affected by Hurricane Paloma. The Chair of the Trustees, H.E. the Governor, saw the devastation first hand over the weekend with the Hon. Leader of Government Business. While we know that the Government will do everything in its power to assist the Sister Islands, there is also a complementary, supporting role for the private and voluntary sector. Therefore, the Fund will be co-ordinating very closely with the Cayman Islands Government to ensure that specific housing needs are coordinated and met. The number one priority of the Fund will be to get residents back into dry homes (roofs and windows) before the focus can turn to rebuilds. The Fund will concentrate on the elderly, the infirm and those families with young children. Aid will be given first to those who are uninsured or are from low income families. The Fund does not make direct grants to householders, but rather directly funds qualified contractors based on estimates. Relief accounts have been established with Butterfield Bank () and Cayman National Bank (XXXX-XXXXX). The Fund is asking that persons on Grand Cayman donate directly into these accounts. Any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated. For further information please contact: Dr. Mark Laskin. Executive Director of the Fund, Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund, phone: +1 345 943 3863, email: mlaskin1@aol.com .