National Recovery Fund open for claims

| 14/11/2008

(CNS): Updated Friday 4:30pm – The Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund has announced that it is beginning to process the applications of those requiring assistance on the Sister Islands after Hurricane Paloma. The Project Manger, Finley Josephs and Site Inspector, Seymour Stewart will be on the Brac from Tuesday 18 November to receive applications for assistance, assess damage to the homes of applicants and meet with local contractors interested in working for the fund.

Residents can now begin applicaitons to the Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund. Priority will be given to the elderly, the infirm, and those single family households withvery young children the fund said and the same criteria used for Hurricane Ivan will be utilised to ascertain qualified applicants. The NRF explained that applications can be made for funding based on damage as a direct result of Hurricane Paloma, but not as a result of lack of maintenance or prior damage. The property must have been uninsured and applicants must be able to show that their total household income is such that they cannot be reasonably expected to obtain finance nor self fund the cost of the repairs from savings, loans or other means. Grant funds will not normally be made available to those who are in rented accommodation, nor for landlords, nor those in strata accommodation.

 The Fund does not make direct grants to householders, but rather directly funds qualified contractors based on estimates. Further information can be obtained from the Client Service representative at the National Recovery Fund’s office in George Town, Grand Cayman on 943 3863. Applications can be posted to P O Box 190, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1104 or sent by fax to 943 3864.

The Fund also said it needs monetary support and donation accounts have been set up at Bank of Butterfield and Cayman National Bank.  Any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated.   

 Coporate Donors may directly contact Mark Laskin mlaskin1@aol.com or Huw Moses (hmoses@applebyglobal.com for further information. Application forms for support are available at various locations on the Brac including; the District Administrator’s office, Kirkconnell supermarket, L & M Superstore and with MLA Julianna O’Connor-Connolly, MLA Moses Kirkconnell, church leaders and pastors along the Eastern end of the island.   Applications can also be downloaded from the following website: www.caymanfund.org/application or contact Dr. Mark Laskin Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund +1 345 943 3863.

 

 

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