As many of you may know from my other posts as well as some of the news outlets the North Coast of the Dominican Republic is a major disaster area. We have received over 50 inches of rain over the last 3 weeks with major flooding in many areas leaving up to 20,000 families out of their homes. To make matters worse all three roads leading to Santiago and Santo Domingo form the Puerto Plata area have had major damage and bridges washed away and roads are all closed. So the North coast area is basically cut off form the rest of the country.
A group of Expats (Pat and I included) have set up a relief effort (one of many working here) to help the local communities most severely effected. Currently we are concentrating on providing food (many have had no food for days), water, diapers, medicines and such. In fact by tomorrow we will have provided nearly 1000 meals.
Right now we need your help. Please visit our web site http://www.sharethelovedr.info/donate and please donate what you can. Please share this with your friends and family back in the US, Canada, UK or where ever you are from or have contacts. We are in a desperate situation.
I have cleared this post with Julien and though this is not what they normally allow they understand that these are extreme times.