Ms. Bibi has been living in the Church shelter in San Sauveur, for the past four weeks, since Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean island of Dominica. Her husband, Mr. Albert, suffered from a stroke a few years ago. Ms. Bibi and Mr. Albert lost the roof to their house during the storm, and the continuous rain in recent weeks has damaged even the few belongings she was able to save.
Ms. Bibi is helping out at the shelter with two other ladies, cooking for the residents, while taking care of Mr. Albert. She remarks; “I’m glad that I at least have my life. The rest doesn’t really matter.”
Today, thanks to The Beverley Foundation, the IsraAID Emergency Response team in Dominica, together with the San Sauveur community volunteers, gave Ms. Bibi and Mr. Albert, back their house! After distributing tarpaulin across the villages in south-east Dominica, IsraAID’s team identified those who were unable to rebuild their houses on their own. Then, together, in a joint communal effort, they helped put the roof back over their heads!
Tonight Ms. Bibi and Mr. Albert will once again, sleep in their home.
IsraAID, founded in 2001, is a NON-PROFIT, NON-GOVERNMENTAL and APOLITICAL organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. For over a decade, our teams of professional medics, search & rescue squads, post-trauma experts and community mobilizers, have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response in the 21st century.
In over a decade, IsraAID has:
- Responded to crises in 39 countries
- Reached over 1,000,000 people
- Distributed over 1,000 tons of relief and medical supplies
- Trained more than 5,000 local professionals
- Mobilizes over 1000 staff, volunteers, and professionals (among them professional rosters from many different fields of expertise).
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