Barbuda's Recovery From Irma

For: The Coco Point Fund
Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda
Organizer: Kemper Pierce
Barbuda's Recovery From Irma (The Coco Point Fund)
of $50,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 157 donors

The Story

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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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 9, 2017

Posted on September 9, 2017

After 24 hours, we've raised almost ~$12K through online donations alone.  Our appreciation for your support cannot be understated.  So please help spread the word by SMASHING that share or like button.  And remember, no donation is too big or small.

As of yesterday, Hercules Aircraft landed on Kelly Field to evacuate Barbudans before the arrival of Jose.  The below link has video of the efforts.  Fortunately, Antigua and Barbuda were largely spared of further storm effects and as of 4 hours ago  the hurricane WATCH was dropped for Antigua and the hurricane WARNING was dropped for Barbuda.  Both islands remain under a Tropical Storm warning however the ALL CLEAR could come this morning as Jose took a NW track overnight. 

ABS Radio - Kelly Field Hercules Evacuation

Please continue to keep Barbuda in your thoughts!

Posted on September 8, 2017

Posted on September 8, 2017

As of Friday morning, the government has issued a mandatory evacuation of Barbuda for all residents.  From the Antigua Met Service: HURRICANE WATCH IN PLACE FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA.  MANDATORY EVACUATION IN PLACE FOR BARBUDA. GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL CLOSE AT NOON TODAY. 

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