Food For The Poor Remains Committed to Helping Dominica Recover

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2015) – Today, Food For The Poor loaded another tractor-trailer full of items bound for the island of Dominica to help with the ongoing recovery effort in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, which has been blamed for more than 30 deaths. The late August storm is the deadliest natural disaster to strike Dominica since Hurricane David in 1979, according to published reports.

“It’s hard to put into words what it must have been like for the people in Dominica who saw several feet of water rushing down their roads like a river, and mud sliding down hillsides destroying everything in its path, including human lives,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “It’s going to take some time for Dominica to recover, but Food For The Poor is committed to being there every step of the way with the loving support of our dedicated donors.”

This latest shipment of items includes pallets of cleaning kits, which were donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Each cleaning kit contains a five-gallon bucket, bleach, gloves and other cleaning supplies. For more than two decades, LDS has donated disaster preparedness items to Food For The Poor.

Today’s container also includes agricultural tool kits, canopies, paper towels, blankets, kerosene stoves, and cases of pre-packaged rice meals. Tropical Shipping from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Fla., is providing Food For The Poor with free freight for today’s delivery of goods to Dominica. The charity is working with primary partner R.E.A.C.H (Reaching Elderly Abandoned Citizens Housebound) to distribute these items to families in need on the island.

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Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

Wanda Wright

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