Relief efforts in Toronto, launched more than a week ago, to assist
Barbudans severely affected by Hurricane Irma, is receiving a great deal of support from organizations and individuals in the Caribbean community, says Eric Delfish, a spokeman from the Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto.
The Association, in cooperation with the Antigua and Barbuda Consulate General, has been collecting foodstuff and “other essential items” as part of its relief efforts and has also launched an appeal for cash donations.
Among the organizations which is providing assistance is UNI-TNT,
a Trinidadian group in Toronto which on Monday delivered seven skids of foodstuff at one of the drop off points in the city which is collecting relief supplies
Delfish told the Caribbean Camera yesterday that by this weekend several volunteers will be sorting and packing items in preparation for shipment to Antigua.
A 40-foot container with “priority items ” is expected to leave Toronto for Antigua before the end of the month, he added.
The Consulate General of Antigua and Barbuda in Toronto has announced that financial donations can be made to the Antigua and Barbuda Emergency Relief Fund at any branch of the Royal Bank of Canada (Transit Number: 06402 – Account Number: 1005040)