On 27 January 2019 a neighbourhood area of Havana was devastated by a tornado. This was a rare incident in a residential area of the city, but very unfortunately the area has a high density of population with many fragile buildings, and very sadly, more than 170 people were injured with some fatalities.
Many Cubans lost their homes and have none of their possessions left.
We are collecting money so they can rebuild their homes and lives. Any money collected will be personally given by colleagues I work with to those affected and/or the local church who are working with the victims. We will coordinate to ensure donations reach those directly affected.
Whilst the Cuban government collect debris, fallen trees and in time will reinstate the local power, there is no local or international aid for such incidents, so all public donations are greatly appreciated by the Cuban people affected and are essential so they can rebuild their lives.
As we are staff of a UK tour operator specialising in Cuba, with our own office in Havana (you can find out more about us at www.captivatingcuba.com) we want to use our position to help those directly affected by this tragedy. Our company, as well as the employees personally, are donating money and supplies to those affected but we need your help to make a difference.
Anything you can spare, no matter how small will be greatly appreciated and will help to rebuild lives.
Either cash will be given or essential supplies (listed below) purchased and given personally by our team.
They urgently need food, water, clothing and children’s items, emergency supplies and blankets, longlife milk, bottles of drinking water, juice cartons dry, sealed, non-perishable food items such as biscuits/cookies, crackers, dried fruit, crisps, peanut butter, cereal bars, beans, rice, honey, soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes, adult and children’s clean clothes, medical and first aid supplies, children’s items such as toys, games, balls, colouring pencils, pencil sharpeners, colouring books, baby items such as wipes, creams, clothing, medication, nappies, blankets, candles, torches, batteries.
Fundraising team: Captivating Cuba Fundraising Team (3)