Dominica goes from relief to rebuild thanks to international support

Dominica goes from relief to rebuild thanks to international support

Adventist members abroad join forces, send volunteers to assist efforts.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Dominica is currently transitioning from relief to rebuild, said the organization’s leaders in that Caribbean nation, after Hurricane María damaged houses, churches, and schools across the island last year. ADRA, the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, recently received a 20ft (6-meter) container from the Inter-American Division headquarters in Miami, Florida, United States, with buckets containing cleaning supplies. They are now being distributed in the communities affected.

Another 40 ft (12-meter) container from Crawford Adventist Academy in Toronto, Canada, containing food and household items, was cleared by Customs on Jan. 22.

Meanwhile, a team of 16 volunteers headed by Fitzgerald Kerr, a pastor from the North Eastern Conference in New York, United States, left Dominica on Jan. 19 after ten days of hard work on the new church building at Pointe Michel. The former church building is one of those leveled by Hurricane Maria.

This is an excerpt from an article originally published by Adventist Review.


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