This is official CTF Disaster Relief: Caribbean Project. Our team has been incredibly busy over the last few weeks gathering information and assessing the damage throughout the Caribbean since before Hurricanes Irma and Maria made landfall.
As such, we have partnered with a few US-based organizations such as YachtAid Global for information, contacts and logistics, as well as many organizations and individuals on the ground throughout the Caribbean islands that have been affected by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Any and all funds donated through this project will go directly toward providing any and all materials necessary to address the immediate and specific needs of each individual community, focusing on necessities: food and water; power; sanitary and hygienic needs; and materials and labor needed to rebuild these communities that were devastated by these unprecedented natural disasters.
You can donate directly to this cause HERE.
We will extend our efforts to as many communities as we can reach throughout the entire Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. We also aim to help islands and communities where attention and relief efforts have been scarce including with Barbuda and Dominica which are not affiliated with any larger government.
It is important to understand that the needs that exist today may be very different than those that exist in 2 weeks or 2 months from now, therefore it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what the funds raised will provide, as it will vary based on necessity. Our goal is to provide as much relief as we can in phases, as funds are raised, and directing those funds towards the specific needs that exist at that time as specified above.
The relief and rebuilding efforts will be long and arduous and we are committed to doing everything in our power to help those affected and to drive attention and awareness to those that need it the most.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- DONATE HERE
- CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT OUR EFFORTS HERE.
- HOST A FUNDRAISER IN YOUR COMMUNITY USING THESE GUIDELINES.
- ATTEND A LOCAL EVENT SUCH AS NORTH EATS IN ENCINITAS WHERE A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT THIS PROJECT.
- SHARE THIS PROJECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND TAG @CHANGINGTIDESFOUNDATION #CTFCARIBBEAN