Help Rebuild The Commonwealth of Dominica
The past few days have weighed heavy on my heart with the destruction brought on by Tropical Storm Erika. Thankfully, none of my family members in Dominica lost their lives. My brother was safe in the village of Bath Estate and messaged me some video photos of the flood that washed away two of his neighbors. My sister works for the cable company and had to spend Thursday night in the office with no water. Fortunately, power was restored in her office later during the night of the major flood. Due to broken roads, she has been unable to go home to our village in Grand Bay. Currently, the safest passage from Grand Bay to Roseau (our capitol city) is via boat. Needless to say, Dominica is rebuilding and needs international support.
The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica officially recognizes the following GoFundMe account: Tropical Storm Erika Recovery and Reconstruction Fund for Dominica
The Commonwealth of Dominica, Ontario Association has always been on the front line to serve and support Dominica and has launched this campaign to help Dominica to get back on its feet. The damage Dominica suffers from flooding is devastating. “The loss of life and destruction serves as the true measure of our challenge. We offer our condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives, and pray for the safe return of anyone still missing.”
Your assistance is needed to aid Dominica in its relief efforts. The dramatic and sudden floods brought on by Tropical Storm Erika destroyed a lot of our Nature Island on August 27th and caused some of the worst flood related damage that Dominica has ever experienced. The damage is island-wide from the Douglas-Charles Airport in Marigot to the Canefield Airport, near Roseau. More damage continues from main roads in Layou to mountain roads in Petite Savanne. Industrial output has been degraded due to damage to production facilities. Utilities like water and power are damaged. Agricultural production also suffers.
Please support Dominica as we continue the process of recovery. The Washington, DC Mayor’s Caribbean Commission led by Barbadian born Margaret Forde and CARIFESTA led by Trinidad & Tobago born Arthur Griffith stand with Dominica at this time of need. The DC Mayor’s office, the Caribbean Commission and Carifesta are leading the Washington, DC campaign that will kick -off on Labor Day weekend. Please share and attend with your donations in hand. Please also attend the finale, which is a cultural extravaganza, at the Ronald Reagan Plaza near the White House
To show your support, please share with all your friends and family in DC Metro. Collections will be arranged for donated supplies. For updates or additional details log on to www.RebuildDominica.org or email info@AbovePestigePR.com.