Tag Archives: fundraiser

Please Support a Taste Of Dominica!

On June 11, 2016, “Taste of Dominica” will provide an atmosphere of togetherness where attendees can mix and mingle while supporting a great cause! This event is a fundraiser hosted by Rainbow Family Christian Center to encourage continued disaster relief for The Commonwealth of Dominica. Proceeds will benefit Dominica’s school-aged children.

Admission is $20 and the event will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST) at 2120-A Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Event flyer is below. Please share and the Rebuild Dominica Team looks forward to seeing you there!


Please visit http://2016continueddisasterrelief.crowdsterapp.com/ for more details on this fundraiser.

National Carnival Queen Fundraiser



2016 Contestants

Photo Credit: Dominica News Online

The 2016 National Carnival Queen Show contestants have yet to gain sponsorship based on a recent report by Dominica News Online on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. In response to a request by one of this year’s Carnival Queen contestants, Rebuild Dominica has announced its support in the form of an online fundraiser. As the island works toward post-Tropical Storm Erika recovery, one thing is certain: the spirit of The Nature Isle of the Caribbean will not falter. The National Carnival Queen show is still scheduled for February 5th.

Rebuild Dominica is a non-profit based in the Washington DC metro area urging members of the diaspora and supporters of Dominica’s recovery efforts to donate generously to help meet the goal of $5,500 USD. This goodwill effort paired with the dedication of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) and the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) only further demonstrates Dominica’s resilience.

This year’s contestants are Tasia Floissac (22 – Castle Comfort); Abigail Shillingford (19 – Goodwill); Britney Pharoah (22 – Grandbay); Nawana Shillingford (25 – Loubiere); Mernel Christmas (19 – Campbell) and Judy Toussaint (20 – San Sauveur).

The Commonwealth of Dominica’s National Carnival Queen Show provides a glimpse at the talent and beauty of The Nature Isle’s women. It is the highlight of Carnival. Through this fundraiser, Rebuild Dominica seeks to rally supporters of this national event.

Donations will be accepted from Monday, January 18, 2016 to Monday, January 25, 2016.

Donate online at www.NationalQueenFundraiser.eventbrite.com
Mail your financial contribution to the following address:
Rebuild Dominica
3060 Mitchellville Rd, #216
c/o The Law Offices of Gabriel Christian
Bowie, MD 20716 USA

About Rebuild Dominica, Inc:
The Rebuild Dominica is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to raise and distribute funds, expertise and material resources in support of the recovery and reconstruction efforts of communities on The Commonwealth of Dominica that were impacted by floods from Tropical Storm Erika.

Rebuild Dominica Inc aims to make a sustainable, long term impact, and focuses on programs that address the unmet needs of communities around Dominica. The organization is inspired by the spirit of volunteerism, team work and cooperative self-help. Dominica has a long heritage of working together for the common good. In Dominica’s French creole language, those values of community self-help have a name; it is called: Koudmen. Rebuild Dominica serves to personify this spirit of Koudmen.

This write-up was prepared by the Media Relations Team at Rebuild Dominica. For more information regarding this post, contact LaDàna Drigo at 202.670.6489 or info@AbovePrestigePR.com.

Rebuild Dominica On A Campaign To Assist Dominica’s Cadet Corps


by Tarnia Green

“Rebuild Dominica Inc,” a non- profit relief organization based in Washington DC, helping to rebuild Dominica after the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika, has embarked on a fund raising campaign to get much needed funds towards the purchase of new uniforms and gear for the Cadet Corps units in Dominica.

IMG-20150901-WA0054The Cadet Corps institution which has been existence in Dominica for decades was established to develop qualities of discipline, equity, democracy, civic duty, leadership among the country’s youth. The Cadet Corps of Dominica was also set up to instill courage, a spirit of adventure, sportsmanship, comradeship, and respectful appreciation for the history of Dominica, and its people and the importance of its national independence.

Over the years, various cadet units at Secondary schools on the island have been active with members participating in parades, hikes, and community service projects. IMG-20150901-WA0047Following the Passage of Tropical Storm Erika late August 2015 in Dominica, Cadets from across the country were actively involved in assisting with clean up and relief efforts in various communities.

Former Cadet at the Dominica Grammar School (DGS) and current Cadet Captain and co-founder of “Rebuild Dominica”, Gabriel Christian said the work of the Cadet Corps units in Dominica should not go unnoticed.
“The young men and women of the Dominica Cadet Corps of which I am proud to be associated, continue to make valuable contributions towards the development of our beautiful country Dominica.

It is my hope that this fund raising drive by “Rebuild Dominica, “will give further impetus to the self-reliant efforts of our young people, who exhibited organization, discipline and steadfastness after the storm. In tribute to their courage and humanitarian service, it is incumbent upon us to rally to the assistance of our country and find ways to contribute to the nation-building mission of the Dominica Cadet Corps,” he said.

“We have always been interested in ensuring that the Cadet Corps in Dominica is sustained because these young people make such valuable contributions to our country,” he added. “We want to assist in the total development or the holistic development of our Cadet Corps. For many years the Dominica Cadet Units have been operating with the same uniforms. We really do need to assist in getting new uniforms for the young men and women,” he lamented.

Christian is hoping that all civic-minded Dominicans will heed to the call to support the Dominica Cadet Corps by making their financial contributions to the Rebuild Dominica organization. “Individuals interested in supporting the cause may donate online at http://www.rebuilddominica.org. Cheques made out should be to Rebuild Dominica Inc. but with the note “for the Dominica Cadet Corps” in the memo section,” he explained.

Retired Cadet Commandant, Major Francis Richards and Dominica born former Inspector of Detectives at Scotland Yard David Michael have been authorized by the Cadet Commandant Colonel David Andrew to seek assistance for the cadets at this time of need so they are better equipped for the continuing task of relief and recovery.

In June 2014, Gabriel Christian, through the Ministry of Youth Affairs made a presentation of books to the Dominica Cadet Corps. The reading material donated included books on leadership, on aerospace science and on global cultural studies.

Cadets Delivering Relief Supplies in Dominica
Cadets Delivering Relief Supplies in Dominica

This write-up was prepared by Tarnia Green on behalf of Rebuild Dominica. For more information regarding this post, contact Tarnia Green at chouyette@gmail.com.