January 7, 2014
Dear Friends and Nationals:
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.
By now you are all aware of the disastrous effect the latest weather trough had on our island home, Dominica, and the extensive damage that resulted, greater than $45M EC in infrastructure repair and restoration. While the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has provided significant assistance and is working on rebuilding, approximately 50 households in Castle Comfort, Newtown, Kingshill, Citronier, Gutter Village, Loubiere, Bath Estate and Pointe Michel remain in need of basic relief items.
The Commonwealth of Dominica, Ontario Association (CDOA) and The Commonwealth of Dominica Association of Hamilton (CODAH) have organized a concert/variety show for the victims of the disaster, on Saturday February 1st in Toronto. Details on location will be provided shortly. Should you wish to participate in any manner in this fundraising initiative, kindly contact me at the telephone # below or at 416 596 9836.
In the interim we urge your support in helping with in-kind donations for the families identified by the Dominica Red Cross. All in-kind & monetary donations will be shipped to the Dominica Red Cross our partner in this process.
The following items (new) will be accepted for shipment:
- Hygiene kits (pads/tampons, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, detergents etc.)
- Blankets, bed sheets/covers, pillows
- Mattresses (single/double)
- Bath towels
- Clothing for children and adults (new or lightly used)
- Garbage bags
- Cleaning supplies
- Bass brooms
- Exercise books and stationary
- Cooking utensils
East end drop off location
- VJ Graphics, 520 Coronation Drive, Unit #15 Scarborough 416 287 8100
West end drop off location
- Destiny & Dominion Word Ministries, 40 Colville Road, Toronto
- (Major intersection Keele and Lawrence, one street South of Lawrence off of Keele)
In addition to your attendance at the above fundraising event, you can also make a donation at the Bank of Montreal (any branch)
Account Name: Commonwealth of Dominica Emergency Fund (CDOEF)
Bank account number: 8330-256
Bank transit number: 2924
Thank you very much for your support and prayers. May God continue to protect Dominica.
Trade & Investment Commissioner for Dominica, in Canada
frances.delsol at sympatico.ca