Letter from Mel Tewahade

Rebuild Dominica has received the following letter from Mel Tewahade, an Ethiopian-American businessman who is Financial Advisor to His Imperial Highness Ermias Sahle Selassie of the Ethiopian Crown Council.


Dear Gabe Christian,

At first I would like to thank our God for saving the people of Dominica from a total destruction and death by Hurricane Maria. It is unfortunate that 38 years after Hurricane David’s  vast destruction we are back again on the same spot. I am confident that with the help of God and our effort that we will rebuild Dominica.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I requested assistance from my friend Dr. Doug Jackson, CEO of Project C.U.R.E. for Dominica. We are approved to send a shipment of emergency supplies valued at $400,000 to the island. Emergency container will have all non-electrical medical supplies. My company Infinity Wealth Management and the Law Firm of Gabriel Christian will underwrite the cost of shipping. In the container we are also trying to include chain saws, nails, tarps and a 150cc dirt bike to get around town.

Demet Apokremiotis, another Ethiopian who was already in Dominica 38 years ago for Hurricane David, will be going to Dominica as soon as the roads are cleared up and the runways are repaired. Demet is an Air Canada pilot who has extensive experience in Dominica including concrete work, placing tarps, and repairing roads. In 1979 Demet took a small group of Canadians to help Dominica. He delivered monies, and with the 9 chain saws that he took they were able to clear the road for the first time from the airport to town. Demet was so overwhelmed with the challenges that he postponed his own flight school graduation by another year by staying in Dominica for a full year. 38 years later we are in the same spot of again but by the grace of God and the help of its people we will rebuild Dominica.

It gives me a great pleasure to work with Rebuild Dominica.  We encourage all Caribbean people, African diaspora and African American and Americans to help our small island nation.

Mel Tewahade, CEO
Infinity Wealth Management