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ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund raised $31,320.93 from 95 supporters


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raised of $30,000 target by 95 supporters

    Weʼve raised $31,320 to provide short and long term shelter, communications and medical equipment to the people of Barbuda

    Antigua and Barbuda
    Funded on Monday, 8th January 2018

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    The ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

    Our sister island, Barbdua, was hit by the eye of the category 5 hurricane Irma on September 6th and suffered catastrophic damage. People are homeless with nothing left except the clothes they stand in and Barbuda has lost 98% of its infrastructure.

    ABSAR (Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue) donated most of its medical supplies to Barbuda, despite being itself a donation-based, registered non-profit organisation. It has now started this Barbuda Relief Fund, aiming to continue to provide resources to rebuild the island. Funds will be invested in medical supplies, re-establishing communication with the island and providing emergency responses as well as helping with day to day needs.

    I've worked with ABSAR for a number of years and have seen first hand the physical and emotional dedication of the volunteers, as well as the trust local people have in them. All funds raised will be used to help those affected by the hurricane to help rebuild their shattered lives.

    The list of items needed is endless. ABSAR’s focus going forward is to acquire communication and medical equipment so that people can return to the island to start cleaning up and rebuilding. Equipment needs range from antennas, repeaters, satellite telephones and radios to a temporary hospital unit, medical equipment and basic medical supplies. We are currently working in conjunction with the government of Antigua and Barbuda to implement an effective plan together in order to ensure quality medical care during this next phase of operations.

    To rebuild we will also need items such as Generators, Tents, Dried/canned food, Water purifiers, Water treatment tablets, Water pumps, Buckets, Containers for storage, Toiletries, Bedding, Kitchen and cooking items, Building Material Steel, Lumber, Plywood,Roofing material, Tarpaulin, Windows,Doors,Nails (assorted),Screws (assorted), Hammers, Screw drivers,Industry-Fishing pot wires, Buoys

    Any amount you can donate will make a difference, every dollar counts so thankyou. /



    • ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund 7 years ago
      ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

      ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

      7 years ago
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    • ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund 7 years ago
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      ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

      7 years ago

      A whopping $24,000 USD has been raised to help the people of Barbuda. Thankyou to everyone who has supported us and who continues to do so. The ABSAR team, as well as countless others, are now helping out as best they can in Dominica.

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    • ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund 7 years ago
      ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

      ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

      7 years ago

      Over $11,000 raised so far which is amazing. Many thanks to everyone for supporting ABSAR and enabling them to better support the people of Barbuda today, tomorrow and for the future.

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    7 years ago

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    • Anonymous


      Nov 14, 2017


    • Caroline Blatter

      Caroline Blatter

      Nov 14, 2017

      An incredible amount raised by all pupils at Ditcham Park School (Petersfield) in England, with a huge cake sale & inter house tug of war, to help ABSAR in their Hurricane relief & rebuilding efforts.


    • Peter


      Oct 20, 2017


    • faraday rosenberg

      faraday rosenberg

      Oct 19, 2017

      more donations from beautiful Bowen yogis


    • Lawrence Gallagher

      Lawrence Gallagher

      Oct 15, 2017

      Thanks for all your great work on behalf of those in need.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 8, 2017

      Great effort, Kay - a push to make it across the finish line. Will you keep the fund open and accept further donations?


    • Riccio / Dunham family

      Riccio / Dunham family

      Oct 5, 2017


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    ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

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    Antigua and Barbuda

    I have lived in Antigua for the last 9 years with my 3 boys. I am a director of a sailing business and sea school called Ondeck and have more recently started a development project.

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