The people of Barbuda need your help. Early on Wednesday morning, September 6th, Hurricane Irma devastated Barbuda, destroying 90%+ of the housing stock on an island that 1,600 people call home. Shelter, food and fresh water supplies are extremely limited and electricy and communications infrastructure has been wiped out. The Prime Minister has called the island uninhabitable. While our immediate concern is for the safety of all Barbudians particularly given the pending Hurricane Jose, over time they will need your help to recover and rebuild their home.
The Coco Point Fund (501c3) is currently in the process of formulating a plan with staff and friends on the ground to deliver both short-term relief and long-term aid to Barbudans. NO DONATION IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL - 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Coco Point Fund for DIRECT DISTRIBUTION to help the people of Barbuda get back on their feet.
The Coco Point Fund is a New York non-profit organization and is supported on an ongoing basis by guests of Coco Point Lodge on Barbuda. The purpose of the Fund is "to aid the educational, medical, health, religious, and general welfare needs of the inhabitants and institutions of the islands of Barbuda and Antigua. Most of the efforts over the years have been directed toward improving Barbuda's education and health care resources.
Over US$500,000 has been donated to facilities in Barbuda including dental equipment, eyeglasses, and playgrounds, and to the Holy Trinity School. The Fund was the driving force for the establishment of the Pre-School and has ever since been a generous contributor to its support, paying the salary of one teacher and for the purchase of many of its supplies, teaching aids, and toys.
In 1995 during Hurricane Luis, the Coco Point Fund was instrumental in delivering aid to Barbudans and helping them get back on their feet.
The Coco Point Fund qualifies as an exempt organisation under section 501 (C) (3) of the Inland Revenue Code of 1954.
If you are interested in finding more ways you can help, please contact Kemper Pierce to learn more.
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