‘Overwhelming ‘ support in Toronto for hurricane relief efforts

The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Toronto reports that support for their hurricane relief efforts has been ” overwhelming ,”

Soon after Hurricane Irma had battered the island of Barbuda, members of the association and the  Antigua and Barbuda consulate in Toronto had immediately sprung into action, organizing relief supplies for those from the affected areas.

Eric Delfish, the association’s public relations officer, said that so far two 40-foot containers have been shipped to Antigua and ” a third container will be packed by weekend,

“We are also working closely with the organizers of  emergency relief supplies for Dominica  and will be supporting their efforts with additional donations received,”  he added.

He also reported that there has been “good support ” for the hurricane relief efforts outside of the  Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

“A substantial donation from Napanee Ontario was redirected to the Antigua and Barbuda Association of Montreal for shipment.,” he  noted.

He said that apart from financial contributions, ” we are only accepting school supplies at this point.”

The Consulate General 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)