Category Archives: Donations

PRESS RELEASE: REBUILD DOMINICA DONATES FACE MASKS TO MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND FIRST RESPONDERS ON DOMINICA

 

First responders on the Commonwealth of Dominica will soon benefit from a new supply of face masks donated by the US non-profit Rebuild Dominica. The 6000 masks, costing about $10,000 USD were gifted to Rebuild Dominica by the Caribbean Disaster Relief & Recovery Alliance of which Rebuild Dominica was a founding member. According to CDRRA Treasurer Loughton Sargeant of St. Kitts, “Rebuild Dominica was an early member of the CDRRA which was formed to assist our region in 2017 after Hurricane Irma struck St. Thomas and Tortola.

Now COVID-19 is on the rampage we have to heighten awareness of safety measures and so we are happy to aid our home islands to ensure our people remain safe.” The Chief Administrator for Rebuild Dominica Major Francis, former Commandant of the Dominica Cadet Corps stated in response to the donation, “This fine gesture towards the people of Dominica is most welcomed at this time. We are determined to keep the rate of infection on Dominica low and we promoted the use of sneeze shields early on. Now with this donation we can make sure our nurses, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians and police have protection against this pernicious virus. We thank Loughton Sargeant and the CDRRA for acting in the best spirit of Caribbean unity.”

According to Rebuild Dominica Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian “We believe in the science of masking and other elements of hygiene to fight this Covid 19 pandemic and are gratified that our Caribbean Diaspora is rallying to the cause of the public health emergency in the region.”

Rebuild Dominica wishes to thank the CDRRA, its members, supporters, allies and boosters for this generous gift to the people of Dominica.

CCGON Sends Heartfelt Gratitude To Rebuild Dominica Inc For Material Support

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The above image was shared by Dr. Sam Christian, Rebuild Dominica’s Medical Director, and features Nester Phillip in Roseau, Dominica.

Rebuild Dominica Inc. shares the following update from Nester Phillip: journalist and CCGON Coordinator based in Dominica.

Roseau, Dominica (May 13, 2018) – Community Based Organization (CBO) Concerned Citizens Group of Newtown (CCGON) is in a better position to effect community development following a donation of tools and equipment from Rebuild Dominica Inc.

On behalf of CCGON, I write to thank you and your organization, Rebuild Dominica Inc., for your support in procuring much needed items to carry out our community development work.

I can confirm, funds in the amount of eight hundred and fifty two Eastern Caribbean dollars (EC$852) were received by CCGON on Friday, May 2018, and immediately afterwards, it went towards the purchase of one cable winch puller: also known as a ‘come along’ and one printer-scanner combo with ink and paper ream. Certainly, these tools will enable CCGON to competently and creditably carry out its functions: moving bulky source material as part of its charcoal production project and institutional strengthening.

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Your support is manifest of human and social development in motion, when Dominicans at home and abroad work together, to help build a prosperous and peaceful nation.

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CCGON will keep Rebuild Dominica informed of our work in community development, including the Charcoal project, and we remain committed to working with you for the sustainable development of The Commonwealth of Dominica.

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(Official Letter of Gratitude from Mr. Phillip is presented in the link below.)

Scanned May 13 2018 Thank You Letter from Concerned Citizens Group of Newtown to Rebuild Dominica Inc

About Rebuild Dominica, Inc.

Rebuild Dominica Inc is a US based non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds, expertise and material resources to organizations and individual families that support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of communities on the Commonwealth of Dominica. It was formed in 2015 following the impact of Tropical Storm Erika on Dominica.

About CCGON

Concerned Citizens Group of Newtown (CCGON) is a non-governmental organization, existing for nearly a decade and a half, committed to the sustainable development of Newtown and neighbouring communities in Dominica.

“Strong & Healthy” With Dr. Sam Christian – Speaking on the Life of Dr. Phillip St. Jean

Dr. Sam Christian pays tribute to deceased medical worker, Dr. Phillip St. Jean, who worked tirelessly to aid victims injured Hurricane Maria.

In this tribute Dr. Christian also makes presentations of supplies donated to the Dominica Cancer Society from www.RebuildDominica.org and We Are Dominica —- diaspora organizations engaged in the rebuilding process.

Rebuild Dominica Inc. invites you to subscribe to CBN4 News Dominica for more “Strong & Healthy” television show segments featuring our very own Medical Director, Dr. Sam Christian!CBN4Logostrong and healthy banner

Disaster Relief for Hurricane Victims

The Caribbean Disaster Relief & Recovery Alliance (CDRRA) announced its launch and organizes disaster relief from the chaos following Hurricane Irma.

On Friday September 8, 2017, approximately 100 community leaders joined forces with the support of U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Association at the home of well-known mechanical engineer, carnival organizer and Image Band leader, Loughton Sargeant. The result was the formation of the Caribbean Disaster Relief & Recovery Alliance (CDRRA). CDRRA is an alliance of nonprofits, businesses and professionals dedicated to collaborating and assisting in the execution of disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean.

Guyanese-born community leader and former Sales and Marketing Director of the Washington Post, Royston Desouza of Caribbean Cargo DC leads storage and shipping effort by extending the 30% discount for customers shipping to friends and family in areas most affected by the recent hurricanes.

To learn more, please read the official press release online at: http://www.caribbeancargodc.com/hurricane-irma-survivors-to-receive-support-from-the-caribbean-disaster-relief-alliance-cdra/

Rebuild Dominica Supports The Caribbean Business Alliance in Hurricane Relief Efforts

Please join us at the following event as we call on business owners in the Mid-Atlantic to help us raise money for warehousing of disaster relief supplies for the islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria.

Event: Experience The POWER of Networking
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Hosted By: Kojo Nnamdi
Featured Guest: Wintley Phipps (Vocalist, Founder/Dream Academy)
Keynote Speaker: George Fraser (Speaker, Author, Networking Guru, Founder/FraserNet, Inc.)

The Caribbean Business Alliance proudly presents the ultimate business networking mixer created especially for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers of Caribbean decent and for Business Owners who serve the Caribbean community, here and abroad.

Who Should Attend???
**Caribbean Business owners who operate a business in the DMV area — all the way to the Mid-Atlantic region and Abroad
**Business Owners who serve the Caribbean community in the Mid-Atlantic region and Abroad

Expect to be inspired, empowered and recharged by the Internationally renowned Speaker, Author and Networking Guru, Mr. George Fraser, as well as, to receive inspiration from renowned vocalist and Founder of the U.S. Dream academy – Mr. Wintley Phipps.


Hosted by: Journalist, Radio/TV Show Host–Kojo Nnamdi.

Visit http://www.caribbusinessalliance.org/

 To learn more about sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
Email SponsorCBA@gmail.com

Sponsored By: Caribbean Cargo DCGabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC.B.j.Lockhart Insurance, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Caribbean Caterers, Federal Management Systems, and Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, East Payment Solutions, Caribbean Caterers, JDos Internationale, Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, Tony Marc, Industrial Bank, King Ocean Services, Shipley & Horne, P.A., The Caribbean Current and Victory1 TV.