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Cyclone Idai Fundraiser for Mozambique

$12,282 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 2 months
Cyclone Idai has brought severe destruction to the Sofala province of Mozambique with the potential of over 1,000 deaths as a result. In response, Mozambicans residing in the United States area are coming together to initiate a fundraising efforts to bring much needed relief to our fellow Mozambicans in the homeland.

Please consider a donation to this very worthy cause. All donations are highly valued and deeply appreciated.

In addition, an in-person fundraising event will be held in North Potomac, Maryland on Friday March 22, 2019 at 7pm to 10pm.

Cyclone Idai Relief Fundraiser
Date: Friday March 22, 2019
Location: 12119 Triple Crown Road, North Potomac, MD 20878
Time: 7pm to 10pm

We welcome your feedback on fundraising efforts via the comments posted with donations.

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ADDITIONAL CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

This GoFundMe campaign was established by Marcia Benfica, a native of Mozambique who now resides in North Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Dr. Rui Benfica and her two teenage children. The campaign’s goal is to provide much needed support to the victims of Cyclone Idai in the Sofala province of Mozambique and is supported by the Mozambique diaspora in the United States.

As a native of Mozambique and someone with in-depth knowledge and contacts in the Sofala province, contact has been made with both local rural hospitals and schools who require financial support to rebuild structures that were destroyed by Cyclone Idai. Building materials to rebuild destroyed structures will be provided to rural hospitals and schools.

Marcia Benfica along with other Mozambicans residing in the USA will travel to the Sofala province in the coming weeks to personally oversee the distribution of building materials. All members traveling to Sofala province have personally committed to using their own funds for travel and commit to 100% of all donated funds to be distributed to local rural hospitals and schools for rebuilding of institutional structures. Once on the ground, pictures will be updated to this campaign for real time monitoring of the implementation of the donations raised. We again take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generous donations and vow to be responsible stewards of your donations.
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INGC has released a situation report today showing the devastating impact of Cyclone IDAI.
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The fundraising drive is still ongoing, to hopefully reach $15,000. The plan is to gather as much money to support post Cyclone now and in the near future! We will keep everyone who donated informed via our GoFundMe page for inclusiveness. Preliminarily, Marcia Benfica and Carlos Siquel plan to fly in person to Sofala, specifically Beira with the money raised this month. On that note, we welcome everyone's input in terms of implementation. We plan to use personal funds to get to Beira and buy locally products needed in coordination with existing NGO'S already in the ground. Everyone who plans to use their personal funds to fly and help to monitor the implementation phase is welcome. Medical aid, food, and shelter is our main focus. Thanks for your continued support and input!
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The fundraising goal has now been updated due to outpouring of support. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to everyone and request you continue to share via Facebook and twitter.
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No words will describe our gratitude and appreciation for your generosity and care for the victims of cyclone Idai.
Both online and in person fundraising shows how the world still have wonderful people that care. We will keep you updated on the effort and the way your contributions will be channeled to make a difference those in need.
May God bless you all.
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Raised by 175 people in 2 months
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