Caribbean Day of Giving (CDoG) is being organized to support Caribbean countries and its citizens affected by the recent disaster wrought by Hurricane Irma.
Caribbean Day of Giving, have partnered with three charities to which the public may donate: America Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI), American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) and Caribbean Tourism Organisation Relief Fund. All partners have expressed the need for transparency and accountability. Interim progress reports on donations and the relief and recovery efforts, will be provided to assure the public that funds donated are being used for its intended purpose. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will also post updates on its website www.cdema.org. CDEMA will be a recipient of funds raised through CTO Relief Fund and AFUWI.
Caribbean Day of Giving is being organized by the Caribbean Diaspora Disaster Relief Coalition representing and promoting a collective Caribbean Diaspora response to disaster relief and recovery. The coalition consists of various community leaders and organizations and was organized to urgently respond to the current disaster resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, but also with a charge to develop a long-term high level structure that preemptively prepares to galvanize the Caribbean Diaspora community in times of natural disasters as well as establish official relationships that will ensure efforts are well coordinated and prioritize.