By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 29, 2017: Four Caribbean-born singers have joined arms with Caribbean Diaspora media and organizations for the Caribbean Day Of Giving to help victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria across the islands ravaged by the mega storms.
Singers Nadine Sutherland, Richie Stephens, Tarrus Riley and DJ Mr Vegas have all signed on as music ambassadors of the upcoming “Caribbean Day of Giving” slated for Saturday, October 7th, 2017.
On that day, the Caribbean Diaspora and friends of the Caribbean will take action to support via what is shaping up to be a multi-platform media-thon to benefit The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, (CDEMA).
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.
Sutherland, who is known for hit songs ‘Action,’ ‘Babyface’ and ‘Inna Mi Blood’ said: “There is no second thought in helping my Caribbean family. We are all so interconnected.”
“It is a no-brainer to get on board,” added award winning singer Richie Stephens, leader of the Ska Nation band. “I stand ready to offer my full support.”
Mr Vegas, who recently created a song titled “Dirty Irma Adios,” that has gone viral on social media, did not hesitate either to throw his support behind the event.
“I am down family. Let me know what I need to do,” the DJ told the Caribbean Diaspora Disaster Relief Coalition when contacted.
“Caribbean Day of Giving” media-thon, is also getting support from the upcoming Image Entertainment Distinction (IED) Awards slated for Saturday, September 30th at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.
The event is being hosted by international superstar Shaggy and “Love & Hip Hop” TV star Tara Wallace and will honor Marcia Griffiths, Mighty Sparrow, US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and pop singer Melisa Morgan.
“We plan to use our platform in whatever way possible, to give support and visibility to the ‘Caribbean Day of Giving’ and the event being planned,” event founder Diva Madonna said. “It is important that we assist our brothers and sisters who were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.”
The “Caribbean Day of Giving” will be a full day event and incorporate programmers on WVIP-FM (93.5) in the USA, as well as other participating stations across the USA and beyond. It will also feature other relief efforts including opportunities for people to donate goods.
Tweet about the event using #CaribbeanDayofGiving.