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$7,405
raised of $12,000 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised $7,405 to help our friends in Toucari, Dominica rebuild their lives and homes after the devastation of Hurricane Maria

    Toucari, Saint John Parish, Dominica
    Funded on Friday, 19th January 2018

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    Story

    Hurricane Maria made landfall in Dominica on 18 September changing the lives of the whole population. The category 5 hurricane (the strongest to ever hit the island) destroyed entire crops, disrupted power and water supplies. All the health services were affected, landslides blocked roads and whole communities were cut off for days, even weeks.

    The village of Toucari was devastated. The beachfront bars had their roofs ripped off as did most homes, and many houses were completely demolished. If you have been to Toucari, and stayed in one of our cottages, you will know your hosts Caso and Son and their families, one a hard working widower and father of 5 the other a charming 73-year-old who is almost blind from glaucoma. You may also know our lovely housekeeper Christine, a single mother of 3. These are the people who made your stay comfortable, wonderful and down right unforgettable. These are the families we want to help in their time of crisis.

    When generous guests started to email us asking how they could help, I set up this fund to hopefully raise enough money to help our friends rebuild their homes and then their lives. Christine had windows and doors blown in but thankfully her roof stayed on. Son had his whole roof ripped off. Caso had most of his roof blown away and then lost windows, doors and many possessions including most of the children's clothes. Nothing was safe from these 200 mph winds. Images of Toucari and neighbouring village Cottage

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    • Andrew Thorley3 years ago
      Andrew Thorley

      Andrew Thorley

      3 years ago

      After numerous delays we received our generators this week. Back in December we bought and shipped them from UK and we collected them from the port successfully on Wednesday. So Son and Caso and Christine all now have an independent power supply. Everyone is very happy to have light, to have the fridge on and to be able to charge their phones! Here are Caso's kids with their brand new generator

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    • Andrew Thorley3 years ago
      Andrew Thorley

      Andrew Thorley

      3 years ago

      Almost 5 months after the hurricane and everyone is settled in to the new normal. We still have no electricity and Christine and her family in Paix Buche have no water supply. Son has no water to his house because of a broken pipe. One of the frustrations is people not helping themselves and Son and his household are an example. I offered to pay for the repair 2 months ago, they know a plumber so I said just get it done and I'll pay. A house with 4 adults hasn't made that happen yet. Maybe soon.

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    • Andrew Thorley3 years ago
      Andrew Thorley

      Andrew Thorley

      3 years ago

      In January Kate joined me here and brought laptops for the 2 oldest girls- Alisha and Jasmine - both 15 and at a key stage in school.

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 2/11/2018 10.33

    Supporters

    43

    • Sonali Balch

      Sonali Balch

      Dec 13, 2017

      Hope you reach your total. I will be thinking of you. Sending my love and Good Luck.

      $25.00

    • Michael + Rosi

      Michael + Rosi

      Nov 8, 2017

      $200.00

    • Angela Dr. Kuch

      Angela Dr. Kuch

      Oct 31, 2017

      Thank you for the email and your help in the area. Greetings to all very warmly. Angela & Erich

      $250.00

    • Billy & Tarja

      Billy & Tarja

      Oct 28, 2017

      We stayed in December in Dominica and met Caso and his family (including lovely Eggie and the other members) while staying at Coconut cottage. We wish them all the best.

      $200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 24, 2017

      Son, Caso, Christine, and the whole family are truly special people who deserve to have their lives return to normal as soon as possible. Best of luck.

      $50.00

    • Cecile Vrinten

      Cecile Vrinten

      Oct 19, 2017

      $25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2017

      Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

      $100.00

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    Toucari, Saint John Parish, Dominica

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