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Addresses of US-based local cargo collection agencies:

Cayman Airways Cargo:

For information on cargo go to www.caymanairways.com/cargo

Thompson Shipping:

Miami: 10025 NW 116th Way, Ste 2, Medley, Florida, 33178-1197

 

For less than container loads: Tel: 305-913-8226 ext 4914. Contact: Ellis

For full containers: Tel: 305-913-8226 ext 4903. Contact: Carlos

Tampa:

For delivery, obtain booking from: Donbar Steamship Company, 2381 Guy Verger Blvd, Tampa, Florida, 33605. Tel: 813-247-7002. Contact: Joanne or Cleo

Delivery address: 2302 Guy Verger Blvd, Berth 202 Entrance (Berth 201 - Warehouse), Tampa, Florida, 33605, Tel: 813-248-8909/247-6317

(Please note: Check in at warehouse office before presenting cargo. Do not drive into warehouse without SSA authorization.)

Seaboard Marine:

Full containers: Books at 305-863-4741.

Less than container loads: Deliver cargo to: 8001 NW 79th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33166. Tel: 305-863-4775

Other contact numbers: Canada - 905-212-9411, Jamaica - 876-923-0054

Background

Immediately after Hurricane Ivan, the Cayman Islands Hurricane Relief Fund was established. Funds were used to buy necessary relief and medical supplies, rebuilding materials and other items needed by the families left without homes.

Drop off points for relief goods were established in Miami and Tampa, and people could also send supplies to Cayman Airways Cargo Ltd. at any of the airline's gateway cities. Cayman Airways then operated an aggressive flight schedule and flew donated relief supplies in free of charge.

Local companies Cox Lumber Company and Tortuga Rum Company Ltd. also received donated relief supplies at their offices in the US.

A dedicated email address was created where people interested in volunteering were able to send their information. Detailed instructions for cash donations and supplies were also posted on the Department of Tourism's website, www.caymanislands.ky.

Following the request for immediate relief aid, the government also established the Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund as an independent trust to accept monetary donations for reconstruction following Hurricane Ivan. The fund benefited people who were injured, rendered homeless or destitute by the hurricane. The fund still receives donations (money, investments and/or property) from individuals and corporations both locally and overseas with its main aim being the provision of charitable, humanitarian or other assistance to the people of the Cayman Islands. www.caymanrecovery.ky.