Help our neighbours rebuild after Hurricane Season 2017!
Our fellow Caribbean residents have been hit hard this year. Our appeal for donations towards the recovery and rebuilding efforts continues.
We have identified partners in the response effort on the ground. Once we receive their field assessment reports from the Coordinators in the affected islands, we will move into an active recovery and rebuilding stage. In preparation for this mission, we are accepting donations online and by direct deposit. Your donations will be directed to purchase:
- Transitional shelter products like tarpaulins, plywood, hammers, nails etc.
- Clean up kits with mops, disinfectant etc will come next.
We may also assist in engineering assessments and physical reconstruction of transitional or permanent shelters. Funds raised will be disbursed, and their use will be governed by MOU agreements. We report regularly to our donors on how our donations are spent.
A Pertinent Question: Why are we asking for cash donations and not physical items?
The Answer: Relief efforts are far more effective and efficient when local and international groups physically in place can have a direct say in the purchasing of items and quantities. We learned from the hard experience of Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon Haiyan – too often, physical items can burden, or even overwhelm groups with shipping; storage and inventory management challenges and this distracts from critical and urgent relief efforts. Hence you will see many international agencies asking for cash rather than physical items. If however you do feel moved to respond in material ways, please try to fulfil the SPECIFIC requests for goods and services that we will share in the coming days.
All donations are in Trinidad and Tobago Dollars unless otherwise indicated.
You can also support us using these options:
- Make direct deposits or set up a standing order to donate to our Republic Bank Account 180482534101.
- Call us at 674-5977 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Please consult our Online Donation Policy here
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