Day Of Giving To Help The Hurricane Ravaged Caribbean Is Coming To NYC

Published on Sep 24 2017, at 10:22 pm


Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, at the Global Citizen concert, in New York City. The Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival started in 2012 and organized by Global Poverty Project. (Photo: Jason Szenes)

News Americas, New York, NY, Mon. September 25, 2017: Get ready for a Day of Giving in the US Caribbean Diaspora to help support the hurricane ravaged nations of the Caribbean region.

Saturday, October 7th has been designated “Caribbean Day of Giving” and  Caribbean Diaspora nationals and friends of the Caribbean are being urged to support the effort that will be held in the form of a radiothon to support hurricanes Irma and Maria affected nations of the region.

The radiothon will be a full day event and incorporate programmers on WVIP-FM (93.5), as well as other participating stations in the Tri-State and will feature notable interviews, music and updates from affected countries.

During the radiothon, appeals will be made for individuals to give through various giving platforms, including direct calls, text messages and internet. Opportunities for individuals wishing to donate in-kind goods, will also be featured.

The Caribbean Day of Giving is being organized by a Caribbean Diaspora Disaster Relief Coalition, representing and promoting a collective Caribbean Diaspora response to the disaster relief. The coalition, consisting of various community leaders, was organized to urgently respond to the current disasters and develop a long-term structure.

The goal is to directly develop and coordinate relief activities while co-sharing other credible initiatives. Additional Caribbean Day of Giving information may be found on www.caribbeandayofgiving.com.

Donations will be made to the Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund 501(c)3, an arm of the tourism agency Caribbean Tourism Organization, which has already raised over $12,000 in response to the disasters.

The relief efforts on the Caribbean Day of Giving will benefit the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is the official body coordinating relief efforts to the various Caribbean countries affected by the hurricanes.

CDEMA works with the disaster management agencies in the various countries and will prioritize action in partnership with the countries. They are also officially affiliated with CARICOM.

And Invest Caribbean Now, the global private sector agency of the Caribbean, is organizing through the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund to raise money for the immediate needs of victims across the region. Donate here today.

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