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$24,250raised of $30,000 target by 61 supporters

Weʼre raising $30,000 to provide short and long term shelter, communications and medical equipment to the people of Barbuda

Location
Antigua and Barbuda
Category
Emergencies

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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.

www.absar.org / info@absar.org

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  • ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund 6 days ago
    ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

    ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

    6 days 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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  • ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund 9 days ago
    ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

    ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

    9 days ago

    I just wanted to thank each person for their donations, I know there are many worthy causes in the world today. We are currently purchasing Icom marine radios :) So thank you

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9 days ago

ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund started crowdfunding

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61

  • Sara Hendricks

    Sara Hendricks

    Sep 19, 2017

  • Barbara Vail

    Barbara Vail

    Sep 19, 2017

    Thank you for all you do, always.

    $100.00

  • Graham Latham

    Graham Latham

    Sep 19, 2017

    $500.00

  • alex Haege

    alex Haege

    Sep 19, 2017

    I hope that the people affected can rebuild their lives quickly.

    $500.00

  • Rochelle Mourgue

    Rochelle Mourgue

    Sep 18, 2017

    You guys are Inspirational...x

    $1,000.00

  • Joel Friedman

    Joel Friedman

    Sep 18, 2017

    $100.00

  • Juerg Zimmermann

    Juerg Zimmermann

    Sep 18, 2017

    great job congratulations

    $5,000.00

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ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

ABSAR Barbuda Relief Fund

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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