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The proceeds from the Supporting Hands Network fund will be used to support humanitarian efforts on the island of the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island in the Caribbean, through grants to 501(c)(3) public charities in the United States.

For the foreseeable months ahead, the Fund will be used to support humanitarian efforts specifically related to the immense destruction caused by category 5 hurricane Maria on Dominica.

On September 18, 2017, hurricane Maria struck Dominica, a developing Caribbean nation (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). A direct hit, over a few hours, the eye of the storm traveled nearly the entire length of the island. Sustained winds in access of 185 mph and torrents of rain decimated the mountainous island's infrastructure and lush rain-forest environment. All personal and normal means of living were affected. Along with loss of life, near 100% destruction of villages, homes, medical facilities, schools, businesses and farms occurred. Restoring electricity to even a small portion of the island is estimated to take a more than year. Rebuilding homes, commercial structures and other... years.

Lifeline Dominica, a long established and reputable NGO located on the island that helps vulnerable groups, families and individuals find sustainable solutions, will be engaged in helping provide emergency assistance related to humanitarian needs including the collection and distribution of food, water, medical supplies and psychological assistance and, basic materials urgently needed for shelters and rebuilding homes.

Your donation will go towards supporting Lifeline Dominica’s ongoing humanitarian task of helping those island people most in need of personal assistance and life sustaining goods.

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