This Saturday 10/7 - Hurricane Relief Drive!

Start Date: October 07, 2017

End Date: October 07, 2017

Respond By: October 07, 2017

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New York, October 1, 2017: - As the Caribbean Day of Giving moves to attract the widest possible public participation, the organizers have create space that is providing options through which the community can donate to disaster relief efforts.

Among the options through which the public can donate are the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Relief Fund, The American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) and The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ). Each non-profit have different recipients on the ground in the affected countries, primarily of which is the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

All entities and the Caribbean Day of Giving team have expressed sensitivity to the need for transparency and accountability. They have emphasized that there will be reporting on the progress made towards relief and recovery to ensure that the public see that all funds raised are being used for the intended purpose.

CDEMA plans to post updates on its website

A radiothon on Saturday, October 7 will afford for the possible widest public participation in the relief drive. Individuals may listen online at or hear more from one of over 30 participating radio programs.

The radiothon will also be broadcast live starting from the Door Restaurant in Queens (8am-1pm) and later in the day from the Dumpling Shop in the Bronx (1pm-6pm).

Several artistes have agreed to participate in the Caribbean Day of Giving radiothon including Richie Stephens, Nadine Sutherland, Mr. Vegas and Tarrus Riley.

For Further Information:
Contact: Anthony Turner at or +1 (845) 206-5906.

About Caribbean Day of Giving Team

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 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.