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Relief Efforts for Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika – HOW CAN YOU HELP?

On August 24, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika caused devastating loss of life and destruction of property on the island of Dominica. Geest Line has a long and proud association with this beautiful and resilient country and we would like to convey sincere condolences to the people of Dominica for the heavy toll that the storm has taken.

12 inches of rain fell within in just a 12-hour period, flooding and mudslides washed away infrastructure and property on the island-nation of approximately 72,000 people. Today there are significant numbers of displaced people who have lost their homes, and many communities remain inaccessible as a result of destruction to roads and bridges.

A full assessment of the impact of the storm can be found here http://www.cdema.org/

On behalf of the people of Dominica Geest Line would like to make you aware that it is possible for you to help.

You can send Donations to:

Cash donations can be made to the Red Cross of Dominica (where you can also view more photographs of the distruction) https://www.youcaring.com/red-cross-of-dominica-421257

You can send Goods by shipping them to:

  • Address: Dominica Red Cross, c/o The Government of Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica), Roseau, Dominica
  • Telephone: 767-448–8280

Items most needed are as follows:

  • Hygiene kits
  • Bed linens
  • Mattresses
  • Water
  • Diapers state 1-5
  • Milk
  • Formula
  • Wipes
  • Baby clothes
  • Shoes
  • Solar powered lamps
  • Non-perishable items
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