© InfoThe Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross disaster management programme includes two distinct elements – disaster preparedness and disaster response. Before a disaster happens, we prepare our community by educating them in the types of disasters they may encounter, from hurricanes and flooding to fires and crime.When disaster strikes we meet the immediate needs of the people and communities affected by providing shelter and health services to the vulnerable. Once the danger is over, we help people recover.
If you live in the Turks and Caicos Islands and are interested in becoming a disaster service volunteer, please call 649 941 8056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our volunteers are regularly called out to provide practical support to migrants arriving on sloops from Haiti. We visit the detention centre and distribute clothes, hygiene supplies and drinking water until the migrants can be repatriated.
- In August 2011, volunteers distributed plastic sheeting and food baskets to homes affected by Hurricane Irene, a category two storm that left many houses with damaged roofs.
- In November 2010, our volunteers took part in psychosocial support activities for students and teachers after a fire at Ona Glinton Primary School destroyed nine classrooms and many other parts of the building.
- Red Cross volunteers and staff in the Turks and Caicos Islands helped around 115 survivors of a tragic boat accident in July 2009. Read more about how they helped
- Our volunteers were very active during the devastating hurricane season in 2008. Read about our hurricane recovery programme