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Caribbean News – Diaspora Groups Pitch In To Help The Hurricane Ravaged Caribbean

Published on Sep 21 2017, at 11:39 pm

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Part of the devastation in St. Croix, USV from Hurricane Maria.

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 22, 2017: Ever since Hurricane Irma and now Maria, hit their native islands and several countries in the region, Caribbean Diaspora groups have begun mobilizing to help, much as they have done in many natural disasters before.

In Brooklyn, NY, USVI national Pastor Gil Monrose has gone to work, pitching in to help not just the USVI but the wider Caribbean. So far, he has raised some $5,740 of his 10,000 goal on GoFundMe through his One Caribbean Hurricane Fund.

And he has teamed up with the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President to help coordinate the Storm Of Support, a massive donation drive for the Caribbean impacted hurricane nations, set for tomorrow, Sat. Sept. 23rd in NYC.

The first donation drive will be at East River State Park between noon and 1 p.m. while a second donation drive is set for Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, NY from 2 – 3 p.m.

Accepted donations include bottled water, canned and non-perishable goods, baby formula, pet food,  new socks and under wears, oversized shirts, cleaning supplies, flash lights, heavy duty garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, tarpaulins, children’s diaper, baby wipes, deodorant, sanitary napkins and tampons, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoos and conditioners, shaving sets, shaving cream, razors.

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Devastation in Puerto Rico.

2: In Brooklyn as well, The West Indian American Carnival Day Association and the Caribbean American Center of New York (CACNY) teamed up with Soca Star Lyrical to collect items for the hurricane victims and raise much needed cash. For a list of needed items — such as nonperishable food and water — and drop-off locations, call WIADCA at 718) 467-1797 and CACNY at (718) 625-1515.

3: The Consulate of Dominica has launched an Emergency Relief Efforts for Dominica, which is appealing for donations of canned goods, soaps and lotions, tooth brushes, toilet paper, baby and adult pampers, baby powder, sanitizers, sleeping cots, flash lights and batteries.

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Post Hurricane Maria Dominica.

The drop off locations in New York City is St. Lucia House at 438 E 49th Street in Brooklyn, NY and JAPS Auto Clinic at 770 South Columbus Avenue in Mount Vernon, NY. For more information email the Consulate Of  Dominica at consulateofdominica@gmail.com or call 212-599-8478.

dominica-maria-aftermath hurricane-maria-damages-puertorico stcroix-usvi stcroix-usvi2 st-croix-usvi-after-maria4: In Boston, Boston For Dominica, a Group for Dominicans and supporters living in Massachusetts working together to help the people of Dominica affected by hurricanes, was also collecting supplies at various drop-off locations in Massachusetts.

They include: Drop-off locations & Contacts:

Faith Christian Church

301 Harvard street

Dorchester, MA 02124

Cuthbert Joseph

617-416-0048

Beacon Dental Group

1026 Blue Hill Ave

Dorchester, MA 02124

Cuthbert Joseph

617-416-0048

 

Princess Hair Palace

1876 Dorchester, MA 02124

Princess Darroux-Cedeno

(857) 829-4504

 

Fountain of Grace

427 Turnpike Ave

Canton, MA 02021

781-821-1121

 

Kay’s Oasis

Blue Hill Ave

1117 Blue Hill Ave

Dorchester, MA 02124

Lisa White

(617) 785-4206

 

They are looking for:

Medical Supplies

Water

Tarpaulin

Baby Supplies

Elderly Supplies/Adult Diapers

Sanitary Napkins

School supplies

New clothing and Shoes

Bedding

5: In Houston, a number of Dominicans have come together to host a Dominica Relief Drive this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in front of Riddims Night Club at 8220 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77071 from 9 am to 4 p.m.

6: In Connecticut, Lisa Potter and other St. Martiners were organizing the St. Martin Hurricane Relief Efforts for victims of Hurricane Irma living on the island.

7: And Invest Caribbean Now is organizing through the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund to raise money for the immediate needs of victims across the region.

8: The Anguilla Progressive Association of New York, is an official hurricane relief organization for the restoration of Anguilla. The APANY, which provides educational and social assistance to Anguillans at home and abroad, was started in 1996 in response to the destructive Hurricane Luis. To donate and more information, visit www.apanydonate.org.

 


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