On the 18th of September 2017 the small Caribbean Nation of Dominica was ravaged by a direct hit of Catagory 5 Hurricane María.
We have set up this relief fund to help the people in immediate need and to help with the rebuilding of the villages of Soufriere and Scott's Head. All proceeds will go towards this cause.
We are Sofía Gómez and Jonathan Sunnex, two freedivers who discovered Dominica a couple of years ago and fell in love with the island and the people. We have made it our home and feel terribly sad for what has happened. We have been caught amongst the hurricanes, first Irma and now Maria, both of which have prevented us from returning to our island home. We hope to get back as soon as possible to help with the relief effort.
It is only two years since tropical storm Erika decimated the island and now the people must once again go through the rebuilding process.
We organise an annual freediving competition ´Blue Element´ that brings people from all over the world to Dominica. We want to see that people may once again visit the island and that we can help to boost the local economy, helping people get back up onto their feet.
In order for us to be able to withdrawl the money, we have made Ricardo Paris a beneficiary of this campaing, he is a very good friend of ours who has helped us during these hard times, he has an account in the US and that will make things easier for us to get the money to buy supplies.
We will try to get as many supplies here in the US, and then I will travel to Colombia and get more stuff, get a plane full of supplies and fly it to a neighbouring island.
ALL the money collected will be used to buy supplies, we are not using any of this money for travel expenses, that comes from our pockets, we will have to use some of the money to pay for fuel to get the boats from the neighbouring island to Dominica but appart from that, ALL THE MONEY will be used to buy aid relief.
We will be purchasing
-Water purification sistems
-water purification tablets.
-first aid kits.
- we'll try to get at least one generator to the island.
We will be arriving to Soufriere by boat and all the aid relief will be donated to Soufriere and Scotts Head.
Any help is appreciated, any donation however large or small will make a difference
- Jan Tanner
- Keiko Wada
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- Kumiko Mamiya
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