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President of Rebuild Dominica Visits ATAS Roofing Corp

IMG-20171116-WA0011It is with great excitement that Rebuild Dominica Inc shares the following update. On Thursday, November 16th, Mr. Gabriel Christian, President of Rebuild Dominica was invited to visit ATAS Roofing Corp in Allentown PA. The visit was a tremendous success!

Wrapping up the meeting, Mr. Christian reported the visit ended on a positive note and ATAS has a high desire to partner with Rebuild Dominica Inc.

Stewart Paris added much insight due to his technical expertise. The following points were raised and addressed:

  1. Education in roofing science to be provided on-island to builders and home owners in Dominica.
  2. Best practices for construction were suggested and will be taught to builders and contractors.
  3. Creation of workforce development by industrial process was encouraged.
  4. The immediacy of needs that can be met by ATAS were discussed and will be presented.
  5. A more inclusive model for resiliency of Dominica’s housing stock, the risk of corrosion by sea blast, and other climatology issues were considered.

Rebuild Dominica Inc will report on the above approaches and present more details in the coming weeks. On behalf of Dominicans both at home and in the diaspora, Rebuild Dominica Inc is grateful for the ATAS for the offer of partnership.

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/