Dominica Disaster Relief Fund

Described as “a debris field,” “obliterated,” and even “the Nature Island was ravaged by nature itself,” the Caribbean island of Dominica was devastated by a direct hit from Hurricane Maria. In one day’s time, Maria grew from tropical storm status to a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane leaving an entire island of 72,000 with little time to prepare. Struck Sept. 18-19, the 160 mph winds savagely sheared bark off trees, toppled homes and blew people’s belongings away forever. Many only have the clothes on their back. Thousands have yet to receive desperately needed food and water.

As an independent country, Dominica is at the complete mercy of the global community for aid. Already a country with a weak infrastructure and now a non-existent one, Dominicans are pleading for help that can only come in the immediate form of helicopter drops of food, water and medical supplies. Many villages in the eastern and southern regions are trapped from debris, crumbled roads and mudslides.

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The need for help will far outlast any news cycle. You’re invited to make a difference today.

The Resource Foundation is working to help get food and water to storm survivors. After immediate needs are met, the assistance will go towards the medium and long-term so victims can rebuild their homes, reestablish their businesses and restore their livelihoods. TRF has long-worked with these hand-selected, thoroughly vetted organizations in Dominica where there is an established trust that 100% of donations will be used for storm survivors:

  • Community Dream Center – Feed My Sheep, Inc.
  • Dominican National Council of Women
  • Operation Youth Quake
  • Oasis of Blessing Help Program
  • Turks and Caicos Relief Fund

Your help will allow Dominicans in remote areas to receive food, water and essential supplies. Please contribute today and make a tax-deductible donation here.

 

Cover photo: “Morning after Hurricane Maria” by Roosevelt Skerrit