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3rd District Dominicans host collection drive

-in aid of those devastated by the recent flooding in Dominica
The activity took place in the compound of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School yesterday October 10, 2015. Photo: Provided
Persons gathered for the donation drive to assist persons in Dominica who have been devastated by the recent floods which resulted in the displacement of many. Photo: VINO
Persons gathered for the donation drive to assist persons in Dominica who have been devastated by the recent floods which resulted in the displacement of many. Photo: VINO
Hon Julian Fraser RA was out to show his support for the relief efforts. Photo: VINO
Hon Julian Fraser RA was out to show his support for the relief efforts. Photo: VINO
Sharlene S. Davis. Photo: VINO
Sharlene S. Davis. Photo: VINO
Yvonne Thomas. Photo: VINO
Yvonne Thomas. Photo: VINO
Some of the donated items. Photo: VINO
Some of the donated items. Photo: VINO
There were lots of food to eat. Photo: VINO
There were lots of food to eat. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – A group of residents of the Third District from Dominica came together yesterday October 10, 2015 at the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay for a donation drive to assist persons back in their home country who have been devastated by the recent floods which resulted in the displacement of many.

Persons donated clothing, preserved foods and other articles towards the relief effort which is still very much ongoing weeks following the devastation which also resulted in loss of lives.

Storms and mudslides from Tropical Storm Erika in late August were said to have set Dominica back 20 years in terms of the devastation seen. Hundreds of homes, bridges and roads had been destroyed.

“A group of residents in the Third District from Dominica has found it necessary to become involved in what took place in Dominica due to the floods,” said Representative for the Third District and Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA.

“First and foremost some of their relatives came to Tortola and got stuck here at the time, particularly children who could not go back to school,” he said.

“So they want to raise the awareness of the people of Tortola even further. I know that many people have made contributions already by coming out here today and we’re asking for them to contribute anything that they have in the form of non-perishable goods, canned goods, clothing and while they are here they decided to have light refreshments on sale,” he said.

“So being in my district I decided to come out and show my support as well. It is an ongoing situation,” he said.

Speaking to this news site, young activist Sharlene S. David said she would like to thank all those who had come out in support of the event.

“We have bouncy castles for the kids, we are collecting clothes. We are starting a coin drive which we wish to expand further from this event with the aim of constantly helping with the relief efforts in Dominica. We have plans to partner with a group in Dominica to help people who are less fortunate to build and bring themselves back together,” she said.

One citizen of Dominica who was part of the event was pleased with the response so far. “It has been good. A lot of people helping. A lot of people sending stuff down to help. I don’t know how they are going to share it but a lot of people helping with food, clothes and everything,” said Yvonne Thomas.

“It will be important for people to come out and support because Dominica needs help today but tomorrow you never know what can happen in another place,” she said.

10 Responses to “3rd District Dominicans host collection drive”

  • fraser fan club (11/10/2015, 10:31) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    LONG LIVE HON JULIAN FRASER!
  • ??? (11/10/2015, 10:31) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    Where OJ? You have to keep these events during campaign season to get better support. Some people hibernate for 3 years and wakeup election time.
  • my two cents (11/10/2015, 10:37) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    while tis ah good ting for the Liberator to do he needs to get out of he district if he wants to be a national leader
    • Xxxx (11/10/2015, 12:02) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      But the road to being a leader is winning his district first just ask dancia
  • Don't Mind The Talk (11/10/2015, 16:51) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    See he loves island people. The majority in his district are outsiders and they all love each other.
  • ojc to da bone (11/10/2015, 18:23) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    Oj is busy doing Yr work.u couldn't even put on a back to school event for your people .let's see how many Dominicans could vote for u
  • lmao (12/10/2015, 09:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    U will never be first lady


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