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Help Dominica with Hurricane Relief

$12,140 of $11,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 12 months

Update: A huge thank you to everyone who donated to us. Thanks to you we were able to buy much needed food, health and hardware supplies to help Dominica in their recovery. At the moment we are no longer accepting donations on this page as we have met our goal for funding. As we continue our efforts, we want to thank you for believing in us and the people of Dominica.

Thank you!



On Monday, September 18th, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Dominica. Home to 70,000 residents, the island was "devastated" merely a week after beeing hit by another Hurricane, Hurricane Irma.
Nations are begining to take notice of this small island and have made pledges to help, but more direct help is needed.


On Monday, Septemebr 25thwe were able to offer that help. Thanks to private donors,  we were able to pack a G4 plane with donated water, food and emergency supplies which made landfall in Dominica on Monday, Sept. 25th @ 3:00pm. This was one of the first recovery efforts for the island.
We know there are many pleas for help in the aftermath of so many natural disasters and we appreciate the fabulous work that is being done, but we are asking for your support for this island that has gotten overlooked till now. 
Our plan is to continue the donations and supplies being sent from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Dominica. Your funds will go towards the buying of supplies which will then be shipped via a donated aircraft. As of today (Sunday, October 1st) we have been able to send three airplanes loads, in a week, filled to capacity with supplies and donations.  With each day the need to changing and evovling. Please read out daily updates to see where we are with our mission.



We are also accepting donations of dry food, water, tarps, hygiene kits, baby supplies, diapers (adult, child) water purification kids, cots, tents, flashlights and batteries if you are located in the South Florida area and would prefer to donate through goods.


Details on Donated Funds:
For those whom are donating to this page, this page has been set up by April Brown, daughter of Jonathan Brown who has been organizing relief efforts along with Macknight Food Group in South Florida and Rescue Global in Dominica.  April set this page up to allow for community and indiviudal support of the cause. The funds being donated here will be withdrawn by April Brown.  Jonathan and April will be in charge or seeing how the funds will be used to buy supplies that will be loaded on the donated private jets that we have been using to get the supplies to Dominica. Each day Jonathan receives a list from the Rescue Global team on the ground in Dominica to see what the prioritized needs are and they make purchases based on their recommendation. Every dollar donated on this page will go directly to the purchasing of goods and supplies. The donationas and supplies are then received by Rescue Global on the ground and distributed there by them. Please contact us if you have any more concerns about how or where funds are being used.

More Resources:
https://www.facebook.com/DominicaDisasterRelief/
https://www.facebook.com/DDRSF/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Dominica/comments/718zkt/hurricane_maria_latest_updates/



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Hi Team,

Sorry for our delay since our last update. We have been working on a collecting donated goods and using your funds to supply a huge shipment to Dominica. Our method of shipment had to change a little, hence the down time, as we were researching and securing a safe and viable route with our partners on the ground, Rescue Global.
Over the last few weeks we have seen donated goods coming in from individual donors near and far. Reflections of Trinity in Atlanta donated 8,000 lbs of food goods, a school in Asheville shipped us 650lbs worth of food and supplies and a local man donated 200 tarps. We have been so amazed by your generosity and trust.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated here. With your funds we were able to buy much needed hardware supplies and food. The funds were used this past Friday and distribution began to the towns in Dominica late Sunday, and today. I will be posting another update with pictures from the shipment you helped made possible from purchase to distribution very soon.
At this time we will be stoping receiving donations on this page. We want to thank you for your belief in us and kindness towards this country and it's people. We have received enough support from you for now and feel comfortable with the funds collected so we think it is the honorable thing to seize donations at the moment.
Thank you again and we will be in touch with pictures and details from the distribution you funded

The Team
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Hi Supporters,

Wednesday brought us another plane empty and ready to load. The G3 returned to Fort Lauderdale airport allowing us to load goods to Dominica. Many thanks to or supporters and sponsors that made this possible, including you! We couldn't of done it without you!

All the best,

The Team
Ensure is being loaded!
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Hi Supporters,

Another day, another plane load. Today we loaded a G3 filled with food and supplies headed to Dominica. Thank you for all your calls and donations! Today we also met some amazing Dominica supporters whom helped us load the plane, many of whom were doctors headed with supplies to Dominica for a week. It is amazing to see the love and kindness of humanity, especially during these times. Wanted to share some resources and organizations that made today happen. We are forever grateful!

http://www.palservices.org/disaster-relief/

https://www.rescueglobal.org/
Canned good being loaded
Team effort!
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Hi Supporters,

We have had final word that we will be loading the plane from Ft. Lauderdale and landing in Douglas-Charles Airport , formally the Melvin Hall airport, in Dominica tomorrow. Today we were organizing the supplies your funds have helped us buy for shipment tomorrow.

Also wanted to share this Facebook resource for those wanting to learn more about what is happening to Dominica.
www.facebook.com/DominicaDisasterRelief

Here are the pictures of the warehouse today! We are excited to these loaded and on flight tomorrow.
Diapers for babies & adults is a need
Hospital Supplies
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