New Volunteers from the U.S. Dept. of Interior Bureau  of Land Management

Rebuild Dominica Inc. is pleased to announce two new  volunteers: husband and wife team, Corey and Chantel Grant of the US Dept. of Interior Bureau  of Land Management. They have agreed  to aid Rebuild Dominica in launching a Youth Conservation Corps on Dominica.

The Youth Conservation Corps will be dedicated to soil conservation, river course and marine environment preservation and management, alongside nature trail maintenance and reforestation. All those areas of the national territory in Dominica are in acute need of attention following the deadly floods during Hurricane Maria, which caused great destruction of Dominica’s tree cover in addition to massive soil erosion.

Rebuild Dominica is eternally grateful to those Dominicans and those of other nations who have rallied to aid our island and other sister Caribbean nations greatly in need of disaster following the most awful hurricane season of 2017.

The proposed Youth Conservation Corps will be a non-government/private sector youth  community development entity supported by private sector initiatives at home and abroad. Rebuild Dominica intends to partner with the Government of Dominica’s Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Agriculture wherever and whenever  possible.
Some of the proponents of the Youth Conservation Corps, such as Major Francis Richards, have had experience in the Dominica Cadet Corps program, which started on Dominica in 1910.  For more details, visit http://www.dominicacadets.org.

IsraAID HQ: “A New Roof For Bibi And Albert”

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Rebuild Dominica is proud to share the following update from IsraAID:

Ms. Bibi has been living in the church shelter in San Sauveur since Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean island of Dominica. Her husband, Mr. Albert, suffered a stroke a few years ago. They lost the roof to their house during the storm, and the continuous rain that followed damaged even the few belongings she was able to save. Ms. Bibi is helping out at the shelter, cooking for the residents, while taking care of Mr. Albert. She remarks; “I’m glad that I at least have my life. The rest doesn’t really matter.”

IsraAID’s Emergency Response team in Dominica, together with the San Sauveur community volunteers, helped rebuild Ms. Bibi and Mr. Albert’s house. After distributing tarpaulin across the villages in south-east Dominica, IsraAID’s team identified the most vulnerable, who were unable to rebuild their houses on their own. Then, together, in a joint communal effort, they helped put the roof back over their heads.

Tonight Ms. Bibi and Mr. Albert will once again, sleep in their home. Tomorrow, our team moves on to help the next family re-construct their home.

About IsraAID:

IsraAID, founded in 2001, is a NON-PROFIT, NON-GOVERNMENTAL and APOLITICAL organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. For over a decade, our teams of professional medics, search & rescue squads, post-trauma experts and community mobilizers, have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response in the 21st century.

Tuskegee Airmen Christmas Celebration & Caribbean Outreach

On December 02, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM at Rockwood Manor, the East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. invites you to attend their holiday fundraising event.

Rockwood Manor is located at 11001 Macarthur Boulevard in Potomac, Maryland. Proceeds  will support the Youth In Aviation Program and STEM Education Initiatives.

All donations are tax-deductible. If you are unable to join the celebration and would still like to support the event, you can make your donation in any amount.

Please email the organizer with any questions: dianemohr@yahoo.com or call Dennis McDuffie at 301-774-1156.

To learn more, watch Carib Nation TV’s Tuskegee Airmen Documentary below:

https://youtu.be/x0BMIWenZVo

Dr. Sam Christian Introduces Danny Williams

Rebuild Dominica Inc. features Dr. Sam Christian, our Coordinator of Medical Operations (on-Island), with his patient Danny Williams: a patient who lost 10 members of his family in Pointe Michel’s ravine during Hurricane Maria.

IMG-20171119-WA0001Williams was introduced to the RT. Hon. Penelope Mary Mordaunt, MP, British Secretary for International Development who was visiting Dominica over the past weekend with Prince Charles. Mordaunt, better known as “Penny”,  is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom who replaced MP Priti Sushil Patel.

Williams, like others who suffered tremendous loss from Hurricane Maria, is a Dominican receiving free medical care from Dr. Sam Christian.

Please join the official Rebuild Dominica Inc. Facebook group for more updates.

Founded in 2015 in the wake of the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Erika, we are now organising relief from the direct hit by category five Hurricane Maria: the worst natural disaster in our nation's history.