Category Archives: Volunteering

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.

Selassie Fox of NASA Joins Rebuild Dominica As A Volunteer

A dear friend of our Caribbean and humanity, Selassie Fox of NASA, has joined Rebuild Dominica as a volunteer. He will be mobilizing his friends at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and around the Washinton, D.C. Metro area to assist with Hurricane Maria relief efforts as well as relief efforts for our other islands in their time of need.

Ask your family and friends to join Selassie and other volunteers in this call to volunteer and aid the relief effort at http://www.RebuildDominica.org!

See the video clip of this announcement as shared on Facebook by clicking HERE!

What Can a Volunteer Do to Rebuild Dominica?

A supporter of Dominica’s rebuild efforts called us one day and said: What can I do? I do not know what to do. Will I have the time?

My response was that we are all volunteers and that everyone is busy. However, where one chooses to form a committee to work on an area in which they have an interest, or skill, it would be the best way to go.

By teaming with others with a similar interest, we can Rebuild Dominica. As an organization, we are like a “junction box” – a place where we can collaborate with individuals, other organizations, and local and foreign governments to rebuild Dominica. We are an organization of Dominicans and friends of Dominica. We are open to all of humanity, and are committed to helping others in time to come where they may also have a need.

Volunteering ideas are endless. Here are some to help you get started:

  • Medicine/Healthcare – Join the Medical Committee.
  • Livestock – Form or join a group to replace livestock lost.
  • Engineering – Form or join a group to focus on rebuilding Dominica with best engineering practices.
  • Energy Group – Form or join a group that will introduce best renewable energy systems to Dominica.
  • Garden Club – Form or join a group that promotes agriculture and agriculture science on Dominica. By working with 4-H Clubs, the Dominica Botanic Gardens, and promoting school gardens we can rebuild with sustainability in mind.
  • Books/Reading/Writing – Form or join a book/reading/writing club to help our schools and libraries; and also to publish articles in local papers about our efforts.
  • Art – Form or join a committee to promote art work which can be sold to aid the rebuilding effort.
  • Music – Form or join a group that promotes music and concerts in aid of the rebuilding effort.
  • Sports – Form or join a sports committee so we can aid sports on island and host games overseas to raise funds.
  • Youth & Student Leadership – Form or join a group that encourages youth and student organizations such as the Dominica Cadet Corps, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Pathfinders, Junior Red Cross Society and student councils. Youth and students are the leaders of tomorrow and will be needed to rebuild.
  • Helping People with Disabilities – Form or join a committee to aid the blind, or physically handicapped.
  • Helping the Environment – Form or join a group which works to replant lost tree cover, and manage our rivers.
  • Emergency Services – Form or join a group to assist our police and fire service with emergency equipment to better protect the society.
  • Helping People in Need – Form or join a group to aid those in immediate need of support.
  • Spreading the Word – Join our media team so you can advocate/network for the long term rebuilding.
  • Cleaning Up Your Town or Village – Join or form a committee to keep our communities clean.
  • Working with Kids – Join or form a committee to collect toys and mentor kids.
  • Community Playgrounds – Join or form a committee to set up swing sets and simple playgrounds so kids can play again.
  • Dominica Chamber of Commerce – Form or join a group to aid and advocate for Dominica’s industry and to promote enterprise by networking between the local and international centers of production. In promoting production, we can aid Dominica’s exports and so rebuild income.
  • Dominica Culinary Arts Society – Form or join a group to promote Dominica’s cuisine as a fund raising tool.
  • Innovators Group – Form a committee to come up with ideas to rebuild Dominica.