Grenada’s New York Consulate Helping Diaspora Affected by Sandy

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 2, 2012

Above: Grenada Consul General Derrick James helping with cleanup in Brooklyn

By the Caribbean Journal staff

While Hurricane Sandy took a severe turn through the Caribbean, it has also impacted those Caribbean nationals living in New York and its surroundings — including Grenadians.

Grenada’s Consulate in New York, in partnership with GRENCAP United, the umbrella organization of diaspora organizations in New York, is mobilizing help for Grenadians affected by the storm.

“We are bringing together people who could provide useful information for victims of Sandy including home repairs,” said Consul General Derrick James, who has been briefing elected officials in New York about the needs of Grenadians affected by the storm.

The consulate has temporarily shifted its operations from its Manhattan office to the community.

Some families in Southern Brooklyn have reached out to the consulate for help with dealing with their flooded homes.

The volunteers are assembling in Brooklyn at 9902 Avenue J and 99th Street at 11 AM on Saturday.

“Together with the consulate, we will be pooling skills, finances and any other resources together to assist those most affected at this time,” said Merle Clarke, public relations officer at GRENCAP.

GRENCAP is a grouping of 50 Grenadian organizations in New York.

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