NEEDED: a team of several volunteers to coordinate the purchase and containerized shipment of bulk donations of desperately needed construction materials and supplies. Please contact Jason to update this page if you are willing to head this up or already have a team put together. Ideally the team leader will have prior experience building a house in the BVI and coordinating with Tropical on consolidating and shipping container loads out of Miami or Puerto Rico. Someone will also need to liaise with a point person in the BVI for distribution once supplies arrive in Road Town.
Call Tropical first to coordinate receiving, consolidation, and shipping of palletized bulk supplies. See contact info below.
***Please DO NOT ship small, individual packages to Tropical.*** We are only equipped to handle PALLETIZED BULK GOODS ready for shipping containers.
What is needed URGENTLY: Palletized bulk loads of the following:
Home Depot bulk purchases call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (466-3337)
Lowes bulk purchases call 1-877-GO-LOWES
Costco export/volume sales https://www.costco.com/export-sales.html email: [email protected]
Sam’s Club call 888-746-7726
timber and building materials
tools and equipment
safety gloves, goggles, and harnesses
heavy equipment for construction
emergency shelters (tents)
pre-treated mosquito nets [Pramex bulk purchase contact MGK 800-645-6466or [email protected]]
rain ponchos [Emergency Zone brand bulk purchase call 866-558-5278 or [email protected]]
space blankets [REI corporate and group sales call 1-800-258-4567 M-F 7am–4:30pm Pacific Time]
personal water filtration devices like LifeStraws [LifeStraw bulk purchase: 1-888-451-6752 or [email protected]]
community water filtration devices like “LifeStraw Community” [LifeStraw bulk purchase: 1-888-451-6752 or [email protected]]
LuminAID solar lantern/phone chargers [LuminAid bulk purchase: https://luminaid.com/pages/contact]
solar D lights [D Lights bulk purchase: contact US Distributor Jason Bourassa [email protected]]
waterproof first aid kits [Adventure Medical Kits bulk purchase call (800) 324-3517 or [email protected]]
hand crank AM/FM radios with solar flashlight and phone charger [Kaito brand bulk purchase call 1-909-628-6088 or [email protected]]
sleeping cots [Kamp-rite bulk purchases call (916) 383-9460 or [email protected]]
blankets/pillows [Kamp-rite bulk purchases call (916) 383-9460 or [email protected]]
nonperishable box milk, juices, and food
feminine hygiene products
over-the-counter medication (Aspirin, Advil, Pepto, Benadryl, Neosporin, etc)
***This list will be updated as more products and contacts become available***
What happens with your donation: “Tropical Shipping delivers the most reliable and complete cargo transportation services in The Bahamas and The Caribbean, including Refrigerated, Less Than Container Load, Marine Insurance, Consolidation, Cargo Transfer, Inland Transportation, Global Partner and Project Cargo services. No matter the size, frequency or location of your shipments, we can tailor a program to fit your needs.
“Tropical Shipping values its close relationships we have built with our customers throughout our more than 50-year history. Thank you for choosing us as your carrier of choice to The Bahamas and the Caribbean.”
How to donate: Contact U.S. Customer Service Team 800-638-TROP (8767) or 561-881-3999
Complete contact listings, including telephone and fax numbers and email address information can be found 24/7/365 on our website on the Bookings and Customer Service page – found in the Contact area of our website www.tropical.com.
Email: [email protected]
for a list of cargo receiving locations, click here: https://www.tropical.com/locations