Andrew Needs a Home

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Raised by 18 people in 9 months
We were new volunteers in Portsmouth, Dominica.  We were accepted with open arms into the community. Our lovely neighbor Andrew is a farmer. He didn't have much, only a few clothes and a simple shack.

Almost every evening, after coming home from a hard days work on his farm, he would see our front door open and bring us mangos, avocados, passion fruits, and plantains.  He was always so happy to share his wonderful bounty with us. In turn, we would offer him passion fruit drinks and he would humbly accept a glass on a hot afternoon. 

Andrew's shack, and all it's contents, blew away in the storm (Hurricane Maria).  Andrew stayed with neighbors and thankfully so because he wouldn't have made it in his wooden home.  Andrew has been living in the shelter at a nearby primary school.  Please help to rebuild this dear man's home.  He is a simple man who deserves a comfortable place to call home.  Anything helps and is much appreciated.  Much love, Christine and Paul
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Hi Everyone,

I'm happy to report that our landlord was in St. Lucia today and we were able to give her some of the money for Andrew in cash. He's still not ready to rebuild and is waiting for help from the government. Thankfully, he is on their list so it's a matter of time. We are hoping that someday in the near future, we can go to Dominica (there is currently a ban on volunteer travel from my organization there). It's a slow process but it will happen. We can't wait to give him the rest of the money and take a photo of him next to his new home. Again, thank you for donating to this lovely man.
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Hello everyone and thank you for your donations and patience. I know it's been months but remember, we operate on island time around here. Last night we spoke with our landlord and she said Andrew is still living in a shelter. He IS on the list for the government to build him a shell of a house!!!! That is very exciting news. I imagine the money that was donated will go to plumbing, electricity, furnishing and some clothing as he lost everything he had. Our landlord says there are more building supplies coming onto the island and more rebuilding these days. Still Dominica is suffering and in a bad way. We hear many reports that people are becoming depressed due to lack of jobs, no electricity, lack of money for food, and homes that need to be rebuilt. It's going to take a very long time to get Dominica back to where it was. Still, we, as Peace Corps Volunteers, have a ban on traveling there but we are hoping to be able to return as soon as it is lifted. If Andrew needs the money before we can bring it to him in person, we will wire it to him. He's just not ready as yet.

Again, on Andrew's behalf, thank you so much!!! You made a big difference in one generous man's life.
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A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far. I heard from our landlord that Andrew is still living in the shelter at Paul's school. He is in good spirits and helping others as usual. It is going to be a great day when we get to help Andrew. We are still raising money and no amount is too small. Thank you so very much!!!
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I want to thank everyone who has given so far. This is going to definitely help Andrew rebuild. Can't wait to give Andrew the money, tell him all about you guys, and see the big smile on his face. Will for sure be a kodak moment. Again, thank you!!!
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