The Dominica relief check being signed

The Dominica relief check being signed. Photo credit: JeNean Lendor, Communications Director, NEC

DASUS – the Dominica Association of Seventh-day Adventists in the U.S. – acknowledged the donation of a check for $10,000.00 (USD) from Dr. Daniel Honore, president of the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NEC).

The contribution from NEC will benefit the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Tropical Storm Relief Effort in Dominica.

The donation is a result of appeals from DASUS; Pastor Josian Frampton, founder of He Leadeth Me Ministries; and other Dominicans who are members of NEC churches.

“We are pleased to contribute to the relief effort in Dominica,” Dr. Honore stated. “We are a family. When one member hurts; we are all affected.”

The funds will go to the East Caribbean Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which administers some 25 churches with approximately 7,000 members in the East Caribbean island of Dominica.

“Thank you for blessing Dominica with this generous gift. We appreciate your contribution to helping Dominica rebuild,” Beryl R. Williams, DASUS president said in acknowledging the gift. “We are also grateful for the donations of food, clothing and other supplies which came from our church family. Please keep Dominica, its government, and church leaders in your prayers.”

Ms. Williams also announced that Pastor Frampton will lead a special prayer of supplication and an offering will be collected for the storm recovery on Dominica Day.

Dominica Day is an annual church service sponsored by DASUS to commemorate Dominica’s Independence. This year, the event is set for Saturday, November 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m., at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church, 230 South Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York.

On August 27, 2015 Tropical Storm Erika devastated Dominica leaving more than 30 people dead and many others still unaccounted for. According to Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, the damage caused by floods, mudslides, and other storm-related activity set the island back two decades.

The NEC donation comes at the culmination of an intensive in-kind relief effort by the Dominica Consulate in New York, and coincides with an urgent appeal for funds to address extensive infrastructure destruction on the island.

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