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On Monday September 18th catagory 5 Hurricane Maria struck the beautiful Nature island of Dominica with a devastating assault. As one of the poorer of the islands they do not have the backing of bigger foreign governments, so help from all our friends and those who know and love the island are most appreciated!

A group has been formed to get supplies to the island and to extract the neediest people from the island such as injured and at risk people. Most importantly, we have secured a significantly large order of an innovative EMERGENCY WATER PURIFYING SYSTEM crucial to the immediate lifesaving needs of remote communities.

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It is our intent that additional supplies can be purchased and secured from close by islands so fuel and purchasing funds are also needed. We are working through the kind aid of International Rescue Group, the islands of Grenada and St Lucia, the local yachting communities, and the most generous Captain Mike on tug Flying Buzzard, and captain Dave Bean of Majestic Spirit catamaran. First departure with supplies has already been delivered and very well received!.

It is the intent that more supplies can be purchased and secured from close by islands so fuel and purchasing funds are needed. All donations are much appreciated. 
If anyone can help with services as well!

If donating specifically for the Water filtration project please be sure to note. Please state WATER or FUEL when making your donations, ALL very much appreciated!
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Of course there are many islands hurt so it will be especially difficult...tiny Dominica does not have the backing of bigger foreign governments so help from all of our friends and those who know and love the island are most appreciated!

Ann E
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Dear contributors, friends, and followers,
I would like to extend a general thank-you to all that have donated, you will have seen my personal thanks as well. Stay strong Dominica, more help is coming!

I would like to update more information about the beneficiaries of this fund. Funds will be provided to two beneficiaries in this operation, International Rescue Group www.internationalrescuegroup.org headed by Captain Ray Thackeray and as well specially designated funds for water purifiers to:
Icon LifeSaver Ltd
Fifth Floor
55 King Street
Manchester, UK
M2 4LQ
Registered Company Number: 09778295.

My relationship with Captain Ray at RG is through years of following his organization and having worked with him previously when Dominica was flooded two years ago. He has helped to line up the tug (referred and assisted by Captain Henry Metz of S/Y Shaitan, one of Select Yachts long standing fleet yachts).
The Water Filtration Systems is a special project referred by Mr. Kim Russell who has been making flight and item donations and working with IRG and Captain Dave Bean, who is presently the IRG Commodore on Grenada.
I will provide all funds designated via credit card, bank wire, or ACH transfer. Funds will be sent and withdrawn in my name. If anyone has any questions they are surely welcome to call or contact me, all details for myself can be found on my company site www.selectyachts.com . Thanks once again to all!
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Thanks to all for considering to donate to our urgent assistance campaign for Dominica. Please share with friends and let us know if anyone has any ideas and help they can offer further to funding!
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