Dominica Disaster Relief

For: Red Cross of Dominica
Organizer: Ashley Richards
Dominica Disaster Relief (Red Cross of Dominica)
of $20,000 goal
51% Complete
Raised by 95 donors
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The Story

We are working with friends and volunteers of the Red Cross of Dominica to collect funds for disaster relief efforts for the Commonwealth of Dominica in the wake of the unexpected and tragic damage brought on by Tropical Storm Erika beginning late Aug. 26 through Aug. 27, 2015. Dominica's Red Cross affiliate has an account set up for donations at a local island bank, but our effort here is to provide a quick and easy site for those outside of the country to make donations without any hassle or worry of fees. Any donations made here will be wired in a lump sum to the Red Cross affiliate's local account. We are connected with Red Cross volunteers there who will help monitor that all donations made on this site are received and utilized as best suited in Dominica.
The Caribbean island of Dominica endured devastating weather due to extremely heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Erika. The severe weather, rain and flooding caused at least a dozen deaths (that number continues to rise). There is an extreme amount of infrastructure damage, loss of homes and businesses and more. Roads have been washed out, airports flooded and multiple emergency crews from surrounding countries have come in for search and rescue efforts. The beautiful Nature Island of the Caribbean is full of pristine rivers, waterfalls and rainforest mountains that were inundated by the torrential rains. Rivers overflowed into heavily populated areas and remote villages, literally carrying with them buildings, trees, vehicles and more. Dominicans have quickly begun clean up efforts as flood waters begin to subside but the recovery effort ahead will be long and a donation of any amount would be enormously helpful.
Thank you for your contribution.

*Please note photos were collected from social media and from friends sending them to us from Dominica.*

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 31, 2015

Posted on August 31, 2015

According to a Red Cross official we spoke to in Dominica, their immediate needs are as follows:
hygiene kits, bed linens, mattresses, water, diapers stage 1-5, milk, formula, wipes, baby clothes, shoes, solar powered lamps and non-perishable items.
To mail items send to:
Dominica Red Cross
c/o The Government of Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica)
Please also see photos shared on this site for a list of medical supplies needed that has been circulated on social media.

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