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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Irma relief effort for the island of Barbuda

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London, United Kingdom
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I am a proud citizen of Antigua and Barbuda.

06.09.2017

We are a small but great nation and we need help to rebuild the island of Barbuda following the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma. Our Prime Minister Gaston Browne has reported the island barely habitable.

Government officials journeyed to Barbuda reporting HEART WRENCHING DEVASTATION. Unprecedented per capita damage.

95% of properties have suffered damage. 65% of the population is now homeless. Barbuda currently reports of one fatality. (An infant died as a result of the mother trying to escape out of a damaged property. )

Antiguan & Barbudan government is estimating the cost of repairs to be $100-150 million dollars.

07.09.2017

Thanks to Her Excellency Ms. Karen-Mae C. Hill for taking the time out of her incredibly busy schedule to meet with me today.

We discussed both immediate needs and long term needs. As the inevitable longer term needs become clearer it is my intention to provide the money raised to benefit the essential rebuilding of the physical infrastructure of the community .

My fundraising efforts are supported by the Antigua & Barbuda High Commission, London.

08.09.2017

Plans of evacuation began yesterday as it is being reported that Hurricane Jose is right in the path of Barbuda. As if the island has not suffered enough!

Please follow my instagram for updates @jessyeromeo.

I will also update this page with more information. Please contribute if you can, however small.

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  • Jessye Romeo9 days ago
    Jessye Romeo

    Jessye Romeo

    9 days ago

    Woke up to news of yet another hurricane threat to A&B. Hurricane Maria.

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  • Jessye Romeo13 days ago
    Jessye Romeo

    Jessye Romeo

    13 days ago

    Attended emergency meeting with the Antigua & Barbuda National Association London to discuss the Associations response to Operation Rebuild Barbuda last night. Physical donations of various items being accepted through Kestrel shipping. Please see http://www.antigua-barbuda.com/hurricane-irma-press-release-8th-september-2017-barbuda-donations/

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  • Jessye Romeo15 days ago
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    Jessye Romeo

    15 days ago

    1600-1700 Barbudans in Antigua following the mandatory evacuation. Thankfully Jose did not hit the islands. Some 500 of these people temporarily being housed in hurricane shelters .

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 21, 2017

    Incredible effort

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 21, 2017

  • quinny sacks

    quinny sacks

    Sep 20, 2017

    good luck jess ... keep going!Quinx

    £50.00

  • Marion Fredman

    Marion Fredman

    Sep 20, 2017

    Good for you for getting this together, JessyeWe're hoping and praying for Antigua and barguda

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 19, 2017

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 18, 2017

    Mother nature not to be messed with

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    Anonymous

    Sep 18, 2017

    £50.00

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Jessye Romeo

Jessye Romeo

London, United Kingdom

Hi I'm Jessye Romeo. An overseas Antiguan & Barbudan citizen horrified by the effects of Irma on Barbuda. Please donate whatever you can. "Fair Antigua and Barbuda! We thy sons and daughters stand Strong and firm in peace or danger To safeguard our native land"

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