Between 2010 and 2020, Antigua and Barbuda suffered through no less than four hurricanes, with no end in sight. The DRI Foundation recognizes the need for proactive responses and making emergency relief supplies available before the next storm strikes, so it has made a donation to Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Relief Canada.
Established in 1989, Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Relief Canada (ABERC) is a charity located in Ontario, Canada providing emergency relief to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in the event of a national disaster. Because the islands are frequently in the path of hurricanes developing in the Atlantic Ocean, hurricanes are generally the only disasters that threaten the islands. As hurricanes become more dangerous and more frequent ABERC recognizes the need to become proactive and more prepared.
“We are in the process of identifying potential partners who would be able to assist us in providing disaster relief to the islands, either proactively before any hurricane threat or immediately after,” said Eric Williams, ABERC Secretary and Treasurer. “We recognize that the sooner emergency relief arrives, the quicker our fellow nationals will be able to pick up the pieces and carry on.”
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations building resilience in their communities. 100 percent of the money collected will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.