PRESS RELEASE: January 30, 2018
DOMINICA HOUSTON ASSOCIATION SENDS 20FT CONTAINER OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND TARPS TO DOMINICA, VALUED OVER $100K.
CONTAINER ARRIVED IN DOMINICA JANUARY 25, 2018 – PRESENTED TO THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON JANUARY 30, 2018 DURING ITS MEDICAL VOLUNTEER FUNCTION.
Since its inception 21 years ago, Dominica Houston association (DHA) (non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization), has made donations to aid victims of various natural disasters such as landslides, hurricanes and wildfires.
2017 had been a very active year for natural disasters as the world and its citizens experienced flooding in South Asia, landslides and drought in Africa, the threat of tsunami on Central America, earthquakes and Hurricanes in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean nations are on the forefront for being threatened and affected by hurricanes, and for the island of Dominica, they joined one of the many islands affected by the natural disasters of 2017. Category 5 Hurricane Maria destroyed over 98% of the island.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many organizations including the Dominica Houston Association (DHA) mobilized together to organize fund raising activities, collaborated and actively solicited help from various donors to assist with the basic needs of the people of Dominica.
In keeping with DHA`s track record, we have been able to purchase and shipped a 20 ft. container with an estimated value of US $100,000 of Medical Supplies, Tarps and equipment to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica; making this the final assistance to mark the calendar year 2017. The container shipped on December 19th, 2017, arrived in Dominica on January 25, 2018; and was presented to the Princess Margaret Hospital on January 30, 2018; by President of DHA Frederick Dubique and Secretary (Nurse) Ellie Laronde.
The shipment includes: syringes, catheters, nebulizers, bandages, gauze, wheel chairs, beds, defibrillators, stress test machines, exam tables, Tarpaulins and much more…
DHA will continue to make a positive impact on humanity by giving back wherever we can. We have made exceptional strides over the past 21 years and will continue to grow as a vibrant organization, unifying the Houston Caribbean Community through relations that promote our core values while celebrating our cultural Heritage.
Our dedicated members of the board and general body are fully aware that there’s lots more to be done and are committed to being there as a pillar of change.
Please visit DHA Website: www.dominicahoustonassociation.org