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HillsideView
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Brother ,can you spare a dime
      #1749201 - 10/11/17 05:21 PM (70.192.79.104)

Well, a bit more than a dime but anything will do. Val from Myetts is seeking donations to help pay freight costs for relief supplies being sent to Cane Garden for both the residents and employees (all unemployed now) of Myetts. She had been footing the bill but with no income she can't continue. PayPal is best as no fees if you do it right Send via PayPal to: Val@myetts.com

On a side note, all my years of visiting and the many friends we have made there has made it especially tough trying to help all those folks who desperately need it. And they aren't looking for luxuries. Bare minimum basics. When Mic was asked what he needed the answer "we need food. My gardens are destroyed. Send seeds."

I quit counting my receipts when we got into 5 figures. And remember, there is no FEMA in BVI nor unemployment benefits. It's a tough situation.

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tangerine3
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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: HillsideView]
      #1749315 - 10/12/17 09:44 PM (64.134.177.247)

I've been reading Val's posts on how to send supplies and confusing to me . . Anyway I did an estimate on sending an approx box 24x24x24 and weighing 10lbs to St. John via usps and gave a quote of about $126 . . Then did an estimate via ups same criteria and $705! Does that sound right. Has anyone shipped supplies down there what is the most economically way to go about sending stuff?

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HillsideView
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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: tangerine3]
      #1749319 - 10/12/17 11:09 PM (70.192.76.1)

Stay with the USPS flat rate boxes.

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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: tangerine3]
      #1749320 - 10/12/17 11:22 PM (70.177.24.194)

The volumetric weight is what got you. (L*W*D/194) 24^3/194= 71lb. Break it up into 3 or 4 smaller boxes and check the rate.

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denverd0n
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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: GlennA]
      #1749336 - 10/13/17 08:42 AM (131.247.65.4)

As HillsideView said, get a large, flat-rate box, and send that. Send multiple, if you want to.

Sending really large and/or heavy boxes, it is almost always less to send it as a freight shipment, rather than normal postal or UPS package rates.


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Waterking
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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: denverd0n]
      #1749369 - 10/13/17 02:57 PM (71.244.106.9)

referring back to Hillside View opening post, what type of seeds should be sent for BVI gardens. I would like to send a couple of USPS boxes down. And what is a good address to use

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tangerine3
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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: Waterking]
      #1749398 - 10/13/17 08:50 PM (64.134.177.247)

Ok got to St. John flat rate box(es) then $10 more for each box to get to Tortola . . So what is the most economical way to ship straight to Tortola?

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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: HillsideView]
      #1749431 - 10/14/17 12:02 PM (107.72.162.61)

There isn't FEMA because it's British.
The Brits usually take care of their island territories after a disaster.


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HillsideView
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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: sail445]
      #1749463 - 10/14/17 10:42 PM (70.192.74.57)

Yes, well aware of that. Was making that comment as way too many think there is. There is little social safety net in the BVI as compared to the USVI.

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Re: Brother ,can you spare a dime [Re: HillsideView]
      #1749470 - 10/15/17 06:25 AM (99.228.220.74)

There is an enormous safety net in the bvi. It's called having a government job. While all the private sector workers lack everything , the government keeps apologizing on the bvi community board that pay cheques will be late.

When these people get paid there will at least be some velocity of money in the economy. The remainder will come from financial support of outsiders

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