“God bless and keep our stricken Bahamian family and guide our mission to a beneficial end to those in need… We are all committed to aid our kith and kin in the Bahamas.”
The above quote is from Rebuild Dominica, Inc. President, Mr. Gabriel J. Christian, and the attitude that resonates with all members of Rebuild Dominica following the devastating blow The Bahamas received from Hurricane Dorian this week.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria dealt The Commonwealth of Dominica (Dominica) a very similar blow. And, years later, Dominica is just beginning to recover. Understanding the challenges that our neighbors in The Bahamas now face, Rebuild Dominica has offered to assist with recovery efforts via a relief collaborative.
Resource affiliates include electrical engineer Jerome Austrie who is currently working on potential emergency solar power systems solutions. Additional resource persons include Caribbean Bishop Rex Cole — who leads a significant congregation in Florida — and faith-based leader in Florida engaged in relief missions; Norma Fontaine . Also included in the collaboration is Bahamian environmental scientist, Eleanor Phillips Garraway.
We stand in solidarity with The Bahamas and will work with a collaborative of church and civic groups, to include the Caribbean Disaster Relief and Recovery Alliance (CDRRA) to aid those in need at this sad time. May God help us help The Bahamas at its time of need.
For those interested in donating to The Bahamas Relief efforts, the following links may aid in determining where to send donations: Red Cross, CNN Impact, and the Bahamas Government.
Photo Credit: Shane Rounce
Rebuild Dominica Inc. invites you to please join and support the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (ECCTAI) for a very special occasion: On May 25th ECCTAI is sponsoring a Youth Breakfast Fundraiser to honor students in their Youth in Aviation Program (YIAP). The event will also congratulate new ECCTAI Scholarship Winners and celebrate the 22nd anniversary of ECCTAI’s Youth in Aviation Program. All donations to the ECCTAI Youth in Aviation Program and Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated. This event allows the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia communities the opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal accomplishments of the students. The theme for this event is “Honoring the Legacy of Excellence”.
The Keynote Speaker will be Robert Rashford; an internationally known aerospace engineer who makes tools for use in outer space. He worked closely with a team of scientists to repair the first Hubble Space Telescope and restore its 20/20 vision. This telescope has been useful to out study of outer space and has taken pictures of never before seen stars, planets, and galaxies. Rashford was born in Kingston, Jamaica on June 15th 1957. His family was not well off and his creativity led him to make his own toys using simple things like cotton reels and cardboard. Learn more about this speaker by reading his bio on Caribbean Icons.
Rebuild Dominica again expresses gratitude to Dominica’s government, opposition and Dominicans in the Diaspora and at home for the medical assistance rendered to Rebuild Dominica Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian following his December 1, 2018 motor vehicle accident.
Dr. Christian made a miraculous recovery and headed home on Saturday April 6, 2019. Additional gratitude goes to Dominica’s Counsel General in Martinique Mark Frampton and DBS Manager Mr. Cecil Joseph for their assistance in aiding Dr. Christian in his time of need.
Rebuild Dominica credits Dominica News Online for presenting the following feature and above photo featuring the return of Dr. Christian:
“Medical doctor, Dr. Sam Christian has returned to Dominica from Martinique where , over the past four months, he has been receiving medical treatment for an injury to his pelvis sustained during an accident in which he got pinned by his own vehicle.”
EMO News‘ featured via the Facebook video below of Dr. Christian’s return to Dominica after his near-death accident is also well-received and deserves the utmost gratitude on behalf of Dr. Christian following his medical stay in Martinique:
EMO News: Welcome Home Dr. Sam Christian
Rebuild Dominica thanks all those who contributed to Dr. Christian’s GoFundMe, which was able to raise over $11,000 USD in just a few weeks to assist with some of the cost of medical care in Martinique.