Family rebuild aft Hurricane Maria

In less than 28 hours, what was supposed to hit the island of Dominica as a tropical storm, changed strength and slammed into the island as a category five hurricane.  On September 18th at 9:15 pm, with winds exceeding 185 MPH, hurricane Maria pummeled Dominica destroying everything in its path. The island sustained massive damage that will take years to rebuild.

I am asking for some help in the form of donations to aid with rebuilding. Specifically help with my immediate family who was affected by the hurricane. The woman who has loved, nurtured and raised me until I was a teenager, LIVED through this devastating natural event and came out on the other side with life but suffered damage to her home and has expressed the need for necessities such as the basics: food and water.  Some information about Ms. Patricia Etienne, she is a loving and caring human who always looks out for others, she has done so much to help her community (she voluntarily cooks for the elderly) and I would love to help her in return.  I know that whatever she received will be shared with the ‘less fortunate’ in her village.

With your help, I will be able to get her a few barrels (a popular method of shipping items to the Caribbean):  I would love to send her solar powered flashlights, a solar powered generator, food, drinks, bedding, clothing, vitamins, hygiene kits, batteries and money to help with rebuilding materials.

Note: Any money raised here will be used to help my family directly.  If anyone wants to donate to the island of Dominica, you can do so by visiting and researching or www.DARDA.ORG

Thank you in advance for your donation, it’s truly appreciated.
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Shona Carty McKay 
New York, NY
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