A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! For all your hard work, support, time and positivity.
What a week it has been indeed! In total we have raised; RD$127,456 / US$2760
Here is an update of what exactly our ISLA community has been doing since day one on Monday, the 14th in regards to community flood support:
-Day 1 – Students visit Maranatha to talk to locals affected by flash flooding.
-Day 2 – Donations of food, clothes, and money come from many friends. From Maranatha church we distributed 100 food parcels, 80 bags of clothes. We cooked a hot meal of sancocho and fed around about 150 people.
-Day 3 – More donations received. A team of us went to investigate La Cienega and discover what the locals were in need of. We met a local parish who agreed to let us use the church as a distribution centre.
-Day 4 – Even more donations come in! Mass brainstorming and research, we source mosquito nets, rubber boots and mattresses. Charlie's Foundation contact us for support and we donate them food to help feed the 29 children they are housing. A group of us return to Maranatha after further flash flooding to speak with locals and the church. In the evening we purchase mosquito nets and mattresses and deliver the 10 mattresses to the church in Maranatha.
-Day 5 – Once again many more donations! We purchase 100 boots. A local supermarket donates 100 cartoons of orange juice. People return to La Cienega to speak with locals again and arrange to use the church in the evening. We cooked a hot meal and served it along with the juice from the church, feeding around 150 people.
-Day 6 – Still receiving donations! 2 donated mattresses are taken to Maranatha along with a big bag of children’s clothes. A few of us working with some local figures to return to La Cienega to wade knee deep in water into the homes of locals and distribute tickets for boots, mosquito nets and food parcels. In the afternoon we distribute 100 boots, 50 mosquito nets, 43 bags of food. We give 2 boxes of food to Charlie's Foundation.
Without doubt this has been a great success and it has shown the power of people coming together and the efficiency of community action!
For more information on how you can help, please contact us:Tel. (809) firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be made here: https://www.youcaring.com/affectedpeopleinthedominicanrepublic-691943