Aid for the People of Barbuda

In the winter of 2016 we left Cape Cod, MA to vacation on Barbuda, a little known island until today. We were immediately welcomed by the most kind and warm people; people who were rich in many ways but money was not one of them. Wild donkeys, goats and horses roamed the dirt roads and the tiny town of Codrington was the only area with electricity while all other parts of this rural island operated on solar.

This island could not afford a small storm yet the PM has reported that over 90% of the island has been decimated by the Cat5 Irma. They have no water, no electricity, no way to communicate with anyone off island and limited provisions. Over 60% of the 1600 people are now homeless.

I have set up this GoFundMe to benefit Kelcina George, the owner of Barbuda Cottages. She has promised to distribute 100% of the money raised directly to the people of Barbuda who need it most. 

Anything you can contribute, even $5, I can promise you, will make a difference.


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  • Direct Impact Fund 
    • $338 
    • 39 mos
  • Lee Gladding 
    • $125 
    • 43 mos
  • Susan Fernald 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Angela Sarno 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
  • Katie Glantz 
    • $60 
    • 43 mos
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Nicole Merriman 
Brewster, MA
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