Donation Campaign to Help Dominica

Dominica Relief Effort Post Tropical Storm Erika is a donation compaign at indiegogo.com to raise funds for helping those who were most affected by the Erika storm in late August.

The Commonwealth of Dominica needs a massive humanitarian relief effort for the short, medium and long term reconstruction of the island.

You can make your donation here.

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Rebuild Dominica Agriculture

Rebuild Dominica intends to work with farmers, youth and students to promote agriculture science and increased agriculture production. The application of best practices in agriculture, protection of our soil cover, reforestation and proliferation of fruitful trees such as breadfruit will be our pathway to preservation of our precious top soil, and its beneficial use to boost productivity in our agriculture sector.

When you donate $100, it spade-whole-digger-rakewill allow us to buy a spade, hole digger and rake – along with some input and seeds/cultivars to help a farmer, urban garden, or school garden. To that end, we will partner with allies at the Dominica Ministry of Agriculture, Dominica State College, the Caribbean Agricultural Network (caribbeanagriculturalnetwork.com), and agriculture schools such as University of Maryland Eastern Shore (umes.edu) to improve our agriculture sector and make it more resilient/sustainable.

Donate and give a farmer, or student, the tools to make a better life.

Azan Leads Technical Team to Assist With Dominica’s Recovery

Jamaica’s Junior works minister Richard Azan is leading a technical team to storm-ravaged Dominica as part of Jamaica’s recovery assistance to the neighbouring Caribbean island.

In addition to providing US$100,000, two Bailey bridges and technical help in the areas of health and engineering, Azan and a team from the National Works Agency (NWA) left Jamaica today to carry out an assessment of Dominica’s infrastructural damage and provide further technical advice on recovery.

Azan is accompanied by E. G. Hunter, CEO of the NWA; Varden Downer, director of major projects at the NWA; Roger Smith, NWA’s technical services director, along with representatives of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), and officers from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

“The delegation headed by Minister Azan will undertake an assessment of infrastructural damage with a view to offering technical assistance in the recovery process and discuss how Jamaica can further assist with rehabilitation to ensure rapid recovery from the devastation,” stated a release from the Ministry of Transport, Housing and Works today.

“Consultations are also ongoing between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to outline Jamaica’s strategy for extending medical assistance to the country in keeping with identified needs,” the release also said.

While in Dominica, the Jamaican delegation will meet with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Minister of Transport Don Corritte, as well as the director of the Office of Disaster Management and other officials.

Azan and the technical team are scheduled to return to Jamaica on September 12.

Source: The Gleaner (Jamaica Newspaper)

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.