Dominica Relief

The small, independent island nation of Dominica was dramatically damaged by Hurricane Maria.  It's estimated that over 75% of houses lost their roofs, and there has been widespread infrastructure damage to critical facilities.

We are asking you to consider specifically donating to Dominica's recover efforts, as this disaster has hit our family a bit "closer to home."  Our nanny, Melanie, for the past 6+ years is from Dominica, and the majority of her family still lives there, including her mother, multiple siblings and relatives.  Melanie's mother has lost the roof of her house, as well as most of her possessions.  Her brother, who has been waiting for a kidney transplant and needs dialysis every few days, had to walk 20 miles to the hospital for a treatment after the storm.  Now with the hospital without running water, many critical patients including him, are being transported to neighboring islands for treatments.  The country is running low on food, and is in desperate need of basic supplies.

We will use all donations to directly buy supplies to aid in the relief and recovery efforts for the island and its inhabitants.  We sincerely hope that you find it in your hearts to contribute.

In conjuction with this fundraising effort, Melanie's church in Newark will be hosting a benefit on September 30th, to collect needed supplies.  Please see the attached flyer/picture for info.   We will also be collecting supplies at our house from those in the area if you wish to donate in that way.   

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Kristin & Jack

Donations ()

  • Nora Creedon 
    • $250 
    • 28 mos
  • Saritte Harel 
    • $36 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Alyssa Camacho  
    • $75 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Jack Merimee 
Organizer
Short Hills, NJ
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