UPDATE (with videos): Meet founder of local support network, ‘The Eagle Has Risen’

Kasmon Thomas

Kasmon Thomas, who comes from the village of Grandbay, never thought for a moment that she would have heard directly from the heavens on how to assist the needy in Dominica. Yet, in what has been described as divine intervention, Thomas has used the inspiration she received at an unexpected hour, to assist families in need.

“My inspiration came from God. This is passionate for me and it comes from what I went through in the past,” she said.

“We were called by God to create that group,” she added. “One night when I was lying in my bed I woke up after 12 and God told me I need you to create that support group. I need you to name it ‘The Eagle Has Risen’ and to bring some people together to create that group.”

Thomas continued, “He also told me that not everybody he called will stay…”

By launching ‘The Eagle has Risen’, a support group consisting of seven members from across Dominica, she and her collaborators have already dished out beds, pillows, mattresses, groceries, school supplies, and monetary assistance to name a few, to families in various communities including Grandbay, Fond St Jean, Calibishie and Roseau. In an exclusive interview Dominica News Online (DNO) Thomas explained that the group received most of their goods from donations and has provided much-needed support for the less fortunate of all age groups.

According to Thomas, the group has been actively involved in helping communities in Dominica since January 2023 in their pursuit of making a significant impact.

Furthermore, she said the launching ceremony which took place at the Flamboyant Hotel in Roseau on Saturday, December  23, 2023, took the form of a fundraiser to raise funds to assist three disabled individuals.

“Our foundation is built on the principles of compassion, community, and support. We are aiming to provide financial, spiritual and emotional assistance to individuals and families that are facing challenges in our local communities,” Thomas stated.

Empathy, generosity, and a strong commitment to addressing the well-being of those around them form part of the group’s core values

“We believe that uniting in care and togetherness we can create a positive effect that will extend far beyond our immediate surroundings,” Thomas noted. “So, our mission is to inspire, empower and uplift.”

Thomas went on to state that the group is also deeply committed to fostering communities where every individual will have the opportunity to spread their wings to achieve their fullest potential.

“So, we look for the support from everyone because we know that we cannot do it on our own,” she stated. “We aim to make a lasting difference in the lives of the people who need it the most.”

Thomas is inviting others to join the newly launched group on this journey.

“If everyone gets involved whether through sponsorship or volunteer or contribution, whatever they can give, together we can create a great change,” she encouraged.

Meanwhile, Thomas pointed out that the group members meet via Zoom every Sunday to discuss their plans and to pray together.

“This gives us an opportunity to speak about what’s on each other’s minds and to get a chance to provide support for each other,” she said. “We speak about emotions and different things and encourage each other, so that they will have someone to be there for them.”

Anyone who has an interest in supporting the group whether in cash or in kind, or wants to become a member may contact Kasmon Thomas at 1-767-612-7417 or Email address [email protected]

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  1. Accountant
    January 8, 2024

    Whilst our state funds nowadays more and more often disappear in a black hole in order to sustain a luxury life style for the ‘royalty’ at Morne Daniel, private institution have to finance the things that by rights should be financed by government. It’s disgraceful!

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  2. Rose
    January 6, 2024

    This is a very good initiative. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Ibo France
    January 6, 2024

    Kudos to Kasmon Thomas and her group of volunteers. This goes to.show that there are still some caring and selfless people in.Dominica.

    What is so positive about this group is not only material things they have planned to give the indigent throughout Dominica, but also provide emotional, spiritual and other assistance so that these long suffering people could fulfil their fullest potential.

    The social and financial conditions of many thousands of Dominicans are acutely atrocious. One heart bleeds to know that the status of these people is reversible. But, the powers that be, use the financial resources of the state to corruptly line their pockets.

    If there could be a people centric government put in place, and the national resources shared equitably regardless of political allegiance, Dominicans would be the envy of the universe. We need a more loving, caring, lawful, visionary, empathetic, inclusive government. The time for this change is yesterday.

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  4. King skero
    January 6, 2024

    my Dear….great …but b careful who u link with…because he d PM love all the praise….b careful it don’t turn political….he consider himself the messiah….because he alone can Dominican run to when they need help food shelter clothing jobs and money….continue your great work

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