Jungle Bay Communities Emergency

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Help fund disaster relief for the victims of Petite Savanne. Most Jungle Bay workers & their families need to start over as they have lost everything! Jungle Bay needs your help to provide medical supplies, emergency supplies & temporary shelter.

The floodwaters of hurricaine Erika have damaged the communities surrounding Jungle Bay with major mud slides. Many people have lost their homes. Many lives of community members have been lost in and around Petite Savanne. Others have lost their ability to earn a livlihood. We are seeking to assist funds to support this.

Video  of Petite Savanne on August 27

For information about donating supplies or offering other support email info at junglebaydominica.com

Note: no funds will be used for administrative or overhead purposes. 100% of donations will go to disaster victims in Petite Savanne and area.

For more on our successful history of fundraising to support community efforts visit: www.junglebaydominica.com/about-us/community-support

Special thanks to our friends and medical / pharmacy support from the USA: Dr. Jeanine Abrons, Dr. Ron Abrons, Dr. Jess Nadeau and Dr. Erica Maceira


BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Transparency is always the best policy and we want to let you know more about the background of this project:

1. Who are we?
Jungle Bay Community Fund is the bank account where funds will initially be deposited. This is the dedicated bank account set up by Jungle Bay Dominica resort, a leading sustainable tourism resort in the Caribbean, The resort is owned and operated by Samuel Raphael and the resort employes 54 staff.  Sam has won numerous awards for his support of sustainable tourism and philanthropy over the years.

2. Where we’re from
Sam Raphael was born in Dominica, but now has US citizenship and travels between Dominica and the US to run various socially and environmentally responsible operations that give back to the local community. Jungle Bay is located in the SE of Dominica however it is now destroyed due to Erika.

3. Our relationship to the parties we're raising funds for:
The people who we are fundraising for are the displaced residents of Petite Savanne who have been hard hit by Tropical Storm Erika. The resort they worked at has been destroyed and no longer exists so the staff are out of jobs, many of them have lost family members and friends who were killed in the storm. To make matters worse, the village of Petite Savanne where the staff members all live has been deemed too dangerous to live and the government evacuated them. They no longer have a home to go back to.

4. How the funds will be spent:
Funds will be spent to buy medical supplies and other critical supply lists identified by the government of Dominica. Please refer to: http://www.opm.gov.dm/?p=1088 (Accessed 2015) and from the following complementary list:
Item Description Item Description Item Description
Infant formula Infant diapers & other childcare products (wipes, etc.) Adult diapers (for House of Hope, home of the disabled)
Water Sleeping bags Blankets
Clothing (for men, women and children) Shoes Generators
Matches in waterproof containers Feminine hygiene supplies Personal hygiene items
Tarps Rakes Shovels
Trash bags Isopropyl alcohol Benzoyl peroxide
Medical tape Medical gloves Work gloves
Water purifier Water purification tablets Flashlights/
solar power lamps / cell phone
chargers
Batteries Pans (for boiling water) Glasses
Water buckets with covers Non-perishable food items Household chlorine bleach and Medicine droppers

We are also building temporary shelters as the emergency shelters they are all staying in are schools which need to be used for the new school year starting soon so evacuees must leave.

Items will go to support ~ 100 families (54 former workers and their families and 22 farmers who previously supplied the resort with food and resources) who have been devastated following the catastrophic destruction of both their place of employment and their homes. Many of these individuals come from the village of Petite Savanne and will need to be permanently relocated.

5. How we intend to get the funds to those in need.
Funds will be used to purchase supplies and other necessary resources for these individuals as they have now been laid off. The former owner of Jungle Bay Dominica, Sam Raphael, also still owns an airline: Hummingbird Airlines which intends to transport items free of charge onto the island.  We have offices at Canefield Airport in Dominica and vans to distribute the goods to the communities once they reach the island. We will coordinate with other emergency efforts so not to duplicate but rather make stronger.


Various devistated areas of Dominca:











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Thanks everyone for your amazing support. The residents of Petite Savanne and staff of Jungle Bay have been given emergency support and are getting back on their feet, so the time has come to close the GoFundMe account. You can continue to keep updated on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JungleBaySamRaphael
Peace and love from the Nature Isle of Dominica
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We thank all of our past guests and other friends of the Jungle Bay family for the generous contributions toward Dominica's post-Erika relief efforts.With the combined efforts of the funds and goods sent, it has enabled the following:
*Jungle Bay staff assistance $100,000 EC
*$15,000 EC x 50 families in Petite Savanne
*20 farmers received $1,000 EC
*House of Hope received $10,000 EC
*Love One Foundation received $2,500 EC
*Delices Village Council $5,000 EC
Additionally we were able to deliver emergency support and education supplies to schools in surrounding villages
*Six (6) airplane loads full of emergency supplies (cost of shipments courtesy of Hummingbird Air)
Donations were distributed based on consultation and investigation of the most needy individuals and groups.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU - this would not be possible without all of your social media sharing and contributions!
The people of Dominica are now shifting from emergency relief (we are closing the GoFundMe link now) and towards recovery and rebuilding of their homes and our beautiful country.
We at Jungle Bay are now focused on redevelopment and considering options about where to re-build. We will be providing you with updates and other redevelopment plans in the coming months.
We look forward to welcoming you back at Jungle Bay and Dominica and helping boost the economy in the region.
Please keep in touch as we work on our redevelopment.
Sam
(The attached photos are courtesy of Marc Lesdema, friend of Jungle Bay who took these at the philanthropy ceremony to distribute much of the above listed donations)
Sam & Glenda distributing aid relief
School supplies and other donations
Joanne speech of appreciation
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Jungle Bay team members Joanne, Kirvin Sherleyn & Sam distribute more goods to Dominica Red Cross director Mrs. Kathleen Pinard Byrne who stated that "The Dominica Red Cross is grateful for the supplies and assistance we receive through Jungle Bay & Hummingbird Air. Your efforts help us assist needy persons from 22 communities all over the Dominica. Please continue to support us so we can support those in need".
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“Your generous donations and packages are reaching Dominicans in need! Yesterday Hummingbird Air flew another planeload of 4,000 pounds of critical supplies to Dominica. We have partnered with the Dominica Red Cross to help with the distribution of items. They are best positioned to reach the neediest households throughout the island. They also have access to relief helicopters who can access isolated communities. We have also launched a "small grants" program to assist households that lost all their possessions in the floods. Hopefully international aid organizations will assist these people but these organizations take a little while to ramp up, so the assistance we are providing is a big help to these displaced people. We will provide a more comprehensive report on where your donations are going in the upcoming week. A heartfelt thank you for all the love and support that continues to flow in from around the globe."Sam
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Jean François Jeff Lafontaine
42 months ago
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I m looking for Sandra Drouault

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Fa Lyn Ong
30 months ago

My condolences on the disaster in some countries, which can not be unexpected.poker online I pray for all the victims who died received by his side

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George D. Shaeffer
42 months ago

Sam - Will the people of Petit Savanne be allowed to return to salvage what they can of their [possessions after the ground has dried out, or will it always be forbidden territory?

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Michelle Doyle
42 months ago

Our hearts and prayers go to all, you took care of us we will try and help take care of you...

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$50
Michelle Picard-Aitken
40 months ago

I just started a new job and I'm happy to be able to send you this new donation with my first paycheque! Best wishes to the Jungle Bay & Petite Savanne families.

KH
$100
Kent Huie
40 months ago

A belatedly donation from Chrissy Carter's Yoga benefit for relief at Jungle Bay and the retreat I was honored to attend there.

JT
$25
Jane Turkewitz
40 months ago

I'm still getting some donations from people who could not come to the yoga event...Here's one more. Others are donating directly...Be well!

NC
$20
nancy chez
40 months ago

Friend of Jane Turkewitz

JT
$715
Jane Turkewitz
40 months ago

Sam: Our family held a yoga event in your honor and we collected $715.00 tonight! Please keep us posted on your progress so we can share the news with our community of friends and yogis who donated. All the best, Jane

KF
$250
Kathleen Farrell
40 months ago

Beautiful memories of a beautiful place with wonderful people.Love and healing to all.

$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
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Olaf Lucas
40 months ago

We hope, that you and the People of the Jungle Baby are o.k.

Jean François Jeff Lafontaine
42 months ago
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I m looking for Sandra Drouault

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Fa Lyn Ong
30 months ago

My condolences on the disaster in some countries, which can not be unexpected.poker online I pray for all the victims who died received by his side

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George D. Shaeffer
42 months ago

Sam - Will the people of Petit Savanne be allowed to return to salvage what they can of their [possessions after the ground has dried out, or will it always be forbidden territory?

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Michelle Doyle
42 months ago

Our hearts and prayers go to all, you took care of us we will try and help take care of you...

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