CARIFESTA: Donation Drive Event on September 7th 2015

 

Join us during our first donation drive event as we partner with Carifesta.com this Labor Day (September 7th 2015) at the Ronald Reagan Plaza in Washington, DC! We will be collecting non-perishable items for shipment to Dominica thanks to Caribbean Cargo DC:

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 at 8pm

To capitalise on the groundswell of momentum building to Rebuild Dominica, our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 2nd September promptly at 8pm at the law offices of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates:

3060 Mitchellville Rd
Bowie, MD 20716

All are welcome. If you would like to participate but are unable to come to the meeting, you may still listen and contribute via conference call:

Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031
Access Code: 648-081

Initial Washington, D.C. Area Donation Drop Off Points

If you would have supplies you would like to drop off to be shipped to Dominica and distributed where the need is greatest, the following two locations have stepped up to accept them:

Evangel Assembly
5900 Old Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Tel.: 301-899-5940

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am to 5pm
Wed: 9am to 8pm


ZD Autos
3001 52nd Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Tel.: 301-699-0700

Monday through Friday: 8am to 8pm


Our heartfelt thanks go to both of these locations. More locations will be announced as organisation proceeds.

Points Of Contact For Rebuild Dominica

On Saturday August 29, 2015, Dominicans, Caribbean nationals and their American neighbours gathered at the sanctuary of the Evangel Assembly in Temple Hills, Maryland under the auspices of Pastor St. Clair Mitchel to launch Rebuild Dominica.

At this meeting, officers and committee chairs were elected to manage the activities of Rebuild Dominica charged with the responsibility to reach out to existing Dominica diaspora associations and friends to maximise the effect of our collective relief efforts.

Please feel free to reach out to the people below to join us as we forge ahead to rebuild Dominica stronger than ever.

Officers

Name Position Contact Information
Gabriel Christian Chair 301-661-3280
Sasha Shillingford Vice Chair and Government Liaison 202-257-4458
Cecil “B.J.” Lockhart Secretary 202-270-5505
Billy Robinson Associate Secretary
David Winston Treasurer 240-605-1560
Chardelle Moore Spokesperson 571-490-6482
Adella Toulon-Foerster Associate Spokesperson adella.toulon@gmail.com
Avril P. Bertrand Event Planner 240-535-5344
Reginald Vigilant IT Director 703-851-7947
Derrick Williams, III
Michael Davis
Claire Nelson
Christian McCoy
Government Liaisons

Committee Members and Points of Contact

Area Committee Members
Agriculture, Economic Development, and Investment Clayton Shillingford
B.J. Lockhart
Stephen Matthews
Christine McCoy
Medical Care Tomenka Ettinoffe
Michael Davis
Rebuilding and Infrastructure Jerome Austrie
Shipping and Logistics Francis Richards
Education and Social Media Steve Foerster

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.