Posted on October 6, 2017
We started this fundraiser with the hopes of extending a small helping hand to those most affected by Irma, but thanks to your support, we have now reached our youcaring goal twice, and continue to receive much love and support from all of you, not only via the fundraiser but also with your time and interest in doing anything to help out. There are not enough words to thank you.
Below is an update on the latest developments:
STAGE 2 COMPLETED
Mapping of the families affected has been completed. Our first focus will be on 11 families who lost their house roof, 3 families that totally lost their houses, 10 families that lost most windows and doors of their homes and consequently their personal belongings.
STAGE 3 IN PROGRESS
Initially, we were looking for a way to ship a container to Anguilla from Miami, but thanks to an amazing group of friends, we now have a team setup in Florida helping out everyday gathering donations, receiving packages and spreading the word on the fundraising efforts. This team was not only been able to arrange the 20ft container, but is also now organizing an open donation event taking place next Saturday, in which friends and families can attend and bring over non-perishable food items, toiletries, clothes, toys, school supplies and water, which will be used to fill up the container.
Thank you Luz Elena Silva, Jessica Goldman, Saúl and Michael Reidt for your enormous hearts. We and the people of Anguilla are so moved and forever grateful by all you are doing to help the island!
If you are in South Florida and would like to help the Relief Team there please send Luz, Jessica or myself a note. Any help is welcome! Stay tuned for further details on the event.
As "Maria" is on the way and there are several houses that we visited that don't even have a temporary roof, we have just purchased 16 tarps and are now covering temporarily 10 houses prior to the storm. Thank you Monica and Mitch for the distribution of those.
We added another layer to the efforts for the rest of our friends in the US who would like to help by donating goods for mothers and their children and babies. Please have a look at the Amazon Wishlist link: http://a.co/8EIigda focused mainly on bringing relief to the estimated 200 women with babies who were severely affected by Irma. The items will be sent directly to Luz and put in the container.
Thank you once more, more developments coming shortly!
tiago and mariana
Photo: Monica and Mitch (Cap Juluca team) purchasing tarps to bring temporary roofs