My heart is aching as I watch the images of destruction and devastation in the wake of recent hurricanes. I’ve been sitting around wondering how I could help islands like Barbuda, Dominica, and the many other islands affected. I decided to do some research and have since made a donation. I’ve put together a list of all the resources I’ve found so that you can do the same.
I did do some brief research of the validity and credibility of each of these links. However, I strongly suggest you do your due diligence before making any donations. I should note that some of the groups I listed below are also looking for volunteers (not just on the ground.) So if you’re thinking you don’t have money to give…your time is just as valuable. If you learn of any other ways to help, please put links etc in the comments below and I will update this post. I also wanted to add that I’ll be co-hosting the “Fete For A Cause” event on October 13th in Toronto with 100% of the proceeds going to hurricane relief.
How To Help Islands Affected By Hurricane Irma & Maria: Caribbean Hurricane Relief Links
Antigua & Barbuda:
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has established two accounts for the receipt of cash donations for the Barbuda Relief and Recovery effort.
The name and number of the account at the Antigua Commercial Bank is: Barbuda Relief and Rebuilding Fund: Account No. 100004717.
The name and number of the account at the Caribbean Union Bank is: Barbuda Relief & Rebuilding Fund, Account No. 100 013 72.
It is the intention of the Prime Minister’s Office to enable transfers from virtually all but a few states (excluding those which are not permitted by UN Security Council Resolutions or US Executive Orders).
Government Approved GoFund Me Campaign
General Assistance in the region (including St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, St. Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla etc):
Caribbean Tourism Organization ‘s hurricane relief fund. Donations will be sent directly to Caribbean governments.
Charity Event At Lavelle in Toronto (Red Carpet Event) hopenewbeginnings.com
SPCA International (displaced and abandoned animals)