Hurricane Relief for Dominica

Dominica, my tiny island in the Caribbean, with a population of 73,000, dependent mostly on agriculture and some tourism, was annihilated by category 5 hurricane Maria on Monday (18/09/2017) night. Some places are still inaccessible but from those that are, 15 + deaths have been confirmed so far. Many others are missing. My people are without medical supplies, they're cold and hungry. Widespread damage has been reported to our homes, other structures, our crops, our forests, and our infrastructure. CNN, which did an aerial viewing of the island reported widespread destruction, our prime minister concurred, as did all other reports.  A lot of help is needed for my people.
Sharon Gates (director of RU community liaison) is organizing a drive for necessary supplies to be sent to Dominica,  but funds are needed for shipping all the supplies which we will collect. 
I am also collecting emergency medical supplies from Stephanie Crane at Rush to send to Dr. Paula Abraham, who is organizing a medical mission to Dominica. They are flying out of Houston, Texas and funds are needed to buy additional supplies and to pay for the shipment of the collected items from Chicago to Texas. 
I am very grateful for any contribution that you, your friends and your family are able to make.
If you are able to donate,  it would be deeply appreciated. The need is urgent so PLEASE donate as soon as you can.
The people of my country thank you!!

Please take a moment to see the devastation which brought my people to their collective knees and caused our prime minister to shed such heartwrenching tears. 
Be guided by your heart and help a people in need.

Thank you.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/world/hurricane-maria-dominica/index.html
 
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/world/hurricane-maria-dominica/index.html

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Organizer

Amelia Sylvester 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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