Dominica Relief Efforts in Houston

Dear friends and family,

As you know, Dominica has been devastated by the impact of Hurricane Maria leaving reportedly wide infrastructural damage on the island. Reports of the exact extent of any casualties involved are still in-coming. All systems of communication have been affected and therefore only the US-based arm of DNO is currently functional. While efforts are being made on the ground, DNO will be sharing relevant and verified announcements/information with the general public until further developments. Currently, the emphasis is on recovery and assistance. The following flyer contains contact information for residents of the Houston area who wish to help with these efforts. Thank you.

The following message is directly from the organizers.

All [we] ask is two things:

1. SHARE THE FLYER with your friends directly in WhatsApp and text messages.

2. SHARE THE FLYER on your Facebook page, instagram or other social media.

Please come out and support this drive to aid Dominica. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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76 Comments

  1. George Staden
    September 20, 2017

    My Name is George Staden I am a Dominica National in Florida, My Thoughts are with All My Friends and Family there. I Pray you are safe

  2. Anita lawrence
    September 20, 2017

    Please I’m desperate I need to know if family are all ok . Bath Estate mount Daniel and salibya. Please my Grandfather Mr Celaire Laronde . I’m so worried

  3. Vanessa Lindholm
    September 20, 2017

    Correction….I meant Bayport Inn, Canefield

  4. Vanessa lindholm
    September 20, 2017

    Please I am praying for news of David and Bonnie Lewtas, 2 Canadians staying at Batport Inn, CANEFIELD.
    Please call if any one knows anything. 902.531 2667 Thank you
    God bless you all.

  5. Fran
    September 20, 2017

    Thank you for this thread. I’m praying that my family in Woodfordhill,, Roseau and Grandbay are all O.K.

  6. Teste Thomas
    September 20, 2017

    Hi good day, my nephew Ajani Lewis and his grandparents Alleyne Thomas lives in woodfordill…can someone please tell me about woodfordhill i am so worried and scared…..contact number to reach me is 2687281818 or whatsapp me

  7. Abbie Lambert
    September 20, 2017

    Please is anyone knows of the St John’s family…. John st john ect contact me his family are really worried! Xx

  8. Missie
    September 20, 2017

    Grand Bay, so far unconfirmed more rain than wind. If you call Q95 be brief, as many are trying to call.
    Ross U in good shape, student housing area roof damage reported but no loss of life, all info so far pending confirmation as time passes…

  9. Caroline Blondell
    September 20, 2017

    From London. Can anyone confirm if there is any news from the Grand Savanne, Salisbury, Colihaut, Canefield and Petite Soufriere areas? Very anxious to hear news of father in Grand Savanne and family members across the island.

    Can someone also confirm the extent of any casualties involved and which part of the island the reports are coming from. Anything will be better than what we have at the moment.

  10. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    September 20, 2017

    I am anxiously waiting to hear about my relatives and friends in Dominica. I pray they are OK.
    Patiently waiting for communications to be restored.

  11. Vernon
    September 20, 2017

    I would like to know about the About my families – O’Brien in Thibaud, Scott’s Head, my son in Sultan, Daughter in Scott’s Head; Caprice in Scott’s Head. Also other friends and families all over Dominica.

    I can be contacted on 1 246-231-6837

  12. Fabrizio Gualtieri
    September 20, 2017

    I am very worried about my dear friend Father Nigel Karam. He was in the cathedral of Roseau.
    I just want to know if he is fine. Fabrizio from Italy. here, we pray for all the people of Dominica

  13. Damian Hunt
    September 20, 2017

    Does Anybody know how badly Castle Bruce and that stretch of the East Coast has been affected?

    Thoughts and prayers going out to the people of Dominica. It truly is the most beautiful place on earth.x

  14. Vanaudel
    September 20, 2017

    I am worried about my sister Vincia Blaize. I hope she is ok.

  15. Love
    September 20, 2017

    No word from the south scotts head soufriere and gallion.

  16. Jenny Wu Li
    September 20, 2017

    Do you anyone know how Dominica’s satiation now? Especially about good will area? Thanks

  17. September 19, 2017

    I hope my family and friends are ok .Laurel Vivian Pam Angela Red be strong…That’s Dave Stephen

  18. Debbie
    September 19, 2017

    My sister has lived there for the past 10 years. We have not heard from her since last night. She lives on the East side of Dominica in San Savior. Any news what the impact there?. Her name is April and she lives half way up a small mountain. WE are worried for her in Colorado. Please any info will help. Thanks and I pray for everyone on Dominica,

  19. Jocelyne Moreau
    September 19, 2017

    I have a dear friend in Portsmouth who is a police officer and his name is Glensworth Larocque, his girlfriend’s name is Dion Lewis, they 4 children, I am so worried for them. If anyone knows about them please leave me a message here to let me know they are all alive and safe. I am a long time friend from Canada, Jocelyne.

  20. Concerned
    September 19, 2017

    Does anyone know of conditions in Roseau, specifically goodwill, pottersville, river st, bath road and kingshill? Only confirmed reports from having spoken to people there or from those giving info via HAM radio.

    Please no speculations

  21. Crystal Jno Baptiste
    September 19, 2017

    Praying for all the people of DA. I am concerned about my mother/father in law in St Joe.

  22. Darryl Dookhie
    September 19, 2017

    What’s the number for the Q95 radio I can’t get it cause of the volume of calls he is receiving. Does anyone know when cell phone service will be restored?

    • Michael Mullinnix
      September 19, 2017

      The number for Q95 is 767-448-5822 and 305-906-4216. Thank God for at least this station and them helping get information to families worried about their loved ones in Dominica.

      • Jenny Wu Li
        September 20, 2017

        My brother Bin John wu and his son Brian Wu in Dominica , we can’t contact them, is there have any known they are safe? God please save everyone in Dominica.

      • Hannah williams
        September 20, 2017

        How do I tune into the q95 radio station please it looks like a telephone number I’m in the UK and desperately want and need info on my mother and grandfather in Salisbury

      • Ave Maria
        September 20, 2017

        While we thank God for Q95 and the information they providing during this very difficult time, let’s not forget that Skerrit and his attorneys had pile of lawsuits against them, with the view to shut them off! We should all use this opportunity to let the PM know that we not only need Q95 saved from his wrath, but we also need them to be stronger and much louder, for the sake of Dominica.

      • Barroui
        September 20, 2017

        For @Hannah Williams Requesting info on Q95fm

        Hello Hannah, the online listening link for Q95fm:

        Click the link below

        https://tunein.com/radio/wice-qfm-953-s2399/

        God bless.

  23. Cathy La Ronde-Lyn
    September 19, 2017

    Hoping that my sister and her family are safe – if anyone knows of the Stephens family (Malcolm Stephens and Sons) at Canefield please let them know that we (La Ronde Sisters in the US and Canada) hope that they are safe. To all Dominicans currently at home – I pray that the Lord will guide and help you in this distressing time

  24. Leroy Laurent
    September 19, 2017

    Our prayers are for everyone in DA. My family are mainly from Grandbay and Pointe Michel.
    Please let us know how we can help and if official relief. May God bless and protect you all.
    May we become stronger and more United through this tragedy.

  25. King Kelly
    September 19, 2017

    My Son schools in Dominica, All Saints University in Roseau, I am from Nigeria my name is Kelly

    • Concerned
      September 19, 2017

      Where is their apartment located? My brother stays upstairs from some African students who go to all saints. In goodwill. Is that where your son stays? If so last I heard as of 1/2am during the storm they took shelter with my brother upstairs because their apartment was flooding. Haven’t heard anything since. Sorry

  26. Concerned in Bk
    September 19, 2017

    Can anyone reading this please tell me any word on Lynworth Cuffy in Rivieire Cyrique and Jacklyn and Johnathan Anselm and Jones Eusebe

    • Concerned in Bk
      September 19, 2017

      Dem is all ok….I go tell dem to contact Zu ??✅

  27. Mary from England
    September 19, 2017

    I am very worried and concerned about the devastation the hurricane has left in Dominica.
    There is virtually no updates on the news as to what is happening now.
    I am trying to make contact with ZIGGY from GRAND-BAY to find out if he is safe and well.
    I pray we will get news soon.
    Thoughts you all Xxx

  28. The Calabash
    September 19, 2017

    Be strong. Give generously and selflessly.

  29. Babak
    September 19, 2017

    My sister goes to Ross University (Stella Zaringhalam) can you guys please update us of student’s well being?

    • September 19, 2017

      Call 1800-488-8790 and you can get info about ur sister

    • Cecilia D'souza
      September 19, 2017

      My Son Clinton too is at Ross University. I have no contacts about him. Praying all are safe there.

    • Observer12
      September 19, 2017

      My friend from Dominica said that she heard from her sister who works at Ross, this afternoon. Her sister has a satellite phone as she works for student housing and she said that they were ok in Portsmouth. She had a really hard time connecting on the phone though because of the weather but eventually got through.

      Maybe you can contact Ross and see if other staff have satellite phones so you can get some specific info on students.

      The best of luck to you.

  30. anonymous2
    September 19, 2017

    I would say based on the situation that: hardly anyone has internet that is up; no running water (DWASCO), except rain; no electricity (DOMLEC), flooding is wide spread, structural damage is wide spread. How many are lost or injured, we don’t know.
    You don’t have 3-5 hurricanes coming one right after the other without GEOENGINEERING interface. This is weather weaponization warfare. There is nothing normal about the incidence of all of these hurricanes one right after the next.
    DA thought that they wouldn’t be affected and that the cruise ships could come in. I previously said “hurricane season isn’t over yet.” And it still may not be over. I feel for the people affected. It is a mess.

  31. Eline
    September 19, 2017

    Does anybody know anything about the Dutch family Bastiaans, they live in Roseau (on the hill).. 2 parents (Rene and Lieuwkje) and four kids.. hope they are safe and send them my love & prayers, as to all on the beautiful island Dominica! Eline

  32. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    September 19, 2017

    No communication from Dominica at this time and it’s killing me inside. I hope there was no loss of life.

    • September 19, 2017

      Listen to Q95 on line and you can get some info. Lots of landslide about 6 deaths so far. Roads ares blocked

  33. ORIS GEORGE
    September 19, 2017

    My daughter and grandkids from Panama are there, so concern no communication since yesterday noon, by 4:46 pm. Panama time.
    Oris, Caleb & Rikky Mommy Love you! :(
    (507) 230-1564 / (507) 274-9825 office / (507) 6533-9267 whatsup

  34. Theresa Matthew
    September 19, 2017

    My brothers and family and aunty and loads of family lives in the Mourne June, Riviere Cyrique and Laplaine area. Please provide any information on these areas please. Thank you

  35. Félix AMAR
    September 19, 2017

    Please is somebody can give news of Mr and Mrs Marlon & Bakesha SIMEON
    Living near the hospital in Roseau .?
    Family in Martinica is very anxious
    Thanks for your help

  36. A country in serious crisis
    September 19, 2017

    My heart and prayers go out to my beloved country Dominica. I hope the news there is much better than what I see and hear.
    This is not time for politics because all of our people UWP, DLP, DFP are hurting and maybe crying to. However, going back to Erika in 2015, Skerrit told us all assistance should be sent to the government and they would distribute it. As we all know he used to play his politics and I am not going that route again. I want to play my part this time but only if I could send it to a local church or any group I can honestly trust. Please advise on this one

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 20, 2017

      When you comment always stick to the issue. PM Skeritt is not playing politics. He is a politician and the Prime Minister of Dominica.
      The problem with some of you is, if you are a DLP non-supporter, you develop a hatred for and are disrespectful to the PM and DLP supporters. Some people are peaceful and some are not. This has been too conspicuous in some of your comments.
      The opposition supporters cannot comment without placing politics in it and mentioning the name of the PM as if he is as bad and worst than you.
      I am informing you, this devastating Hurricane Maria is not without reasons. Unfortunately the good experienced it with the bad.
      Matthew 5:45 – . . . For He makes his sun to rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
      It takes two. I am wondering if this terrible situation will bring peace and unity in D/ca and among all D/can residents for there are some who may soon forget. Will these ever learn a lesson?

  37. Anwar Yousuf
    September 19, 2017

    Hello all,
    My daughter in the Ross med school in Roseau, if you have any info about the school please share.

    Anwar Yousuf

    • Delicesinus
      September 19, 2017

      Please listen to Simple radio QFM you can call and they can give you info.

      • Delicesinus
        September 19, 2017

        Please listen to Simple radio Q95 FM uou can call and they can give you info.

    • Mike Cook
      September 19, 2017

      My daughter is also at Ross. So far we have not heard anything. Ross does have a 1800 number and the students were suppose to checkin today at 3 PM for a roll call. You can leave them your number .We will keep them all in our prayers. Mike Cook

  38. Love4Dominica
    September 19, 2017

    From USA. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying everyone is safe. Please let us know how we can help.

  39. Pascal
    September 19, 2017

    I want to know what going on in Dominica, are my family and friends safe? Especially those in Wesley and marigot.

  40. Cynthia Smith
    September 19, 2017

    When are parents of the students will get a update?

    • Galileo
      September 19, 2017

      When it is possible to communicate.

    • Delicesinus
      September 19, 2017

      Call 1800 488 8790 for Ross university Student updates

  41. Michael Mullinnix
    September 19, 2017

    I am preying for the beautiful people of Dominica. I lost all contact with my family after 9pm. I am hoping for news out of Calibishie very soon.

  42. Monique DUILLET
    September 19, 2017

    From Martinica. Please can you let us know how To help you.
    Without news for too long hours since Maria.
    Asking for news of Mrs Bakesha HENRY living near the hospital with her little daughter to give to her family in Ste Luce Martinica.
    From Félix AMAR

  43. Paul Lewis
    September 19, 2017

    I’m in the UK and my Father lives in Jimmit. We have heard no news coming from Dominica. Does anyone know the current situation. God bless those on our Island

    • September 19, 2017

      tune in to Q95 on line .There is some info.people with emergency radios are calling in. Ross has a number to call after 3pm DA time if you have anyone in the school. On a scale of 1to 9 there is a 9 of damage. One person from Morne Prosper dead and 5 deaths from Dos Dane.

  44. Susan Planty
    September 19, 2017

    We are worried for the students at Ross University. When will we know they are safe?

  45. S. Royer
    September 19, 2017

    We are also concerned about the Gimmit/Mahaut/Campbell areas. Anyone who can provide us with information please do so.
    Thank you.

  46. Susan and Gary
    September 19, 2017

    From Holland, our thoughts are with you. We’ve been to your beautiful island several times and hope for the best for all of you

    • Canefield Child
      September 20, 2017

      Thank you so much. Blessings to you.

  47. September 19, 2017

    Martinique is trying to Contact Dominica did they get throw :?:

  48. S. Royer
    September 19, 2017

    We are so very worried about our family and friends back home, any tit bit of information will be welcome.
    We need to know of the Morne Daniel area, Canefield, Castlecomfort, Goodwill, Atkinson, we are concerned about these areas because we have relatives and close friends, but we are equally concerned about the entire island.

    • Jenny Wu Li
      September 20, 2017

      I have brother live in good well , I can’t contact them , if have any information please let me know. Thank you very much.

  49. IslandGirl
    September 19, 2017

    Can u let us know what is going on in Dominica?? Is communication up in some areas?
    Please let us know…..everyone out of Dominica is really worried

    • Stevent R Baugh
      September 19, 2017

      I have a son and 2 step children that live in Dominica. They live next to kings hill right outside of Roseau. Haven’t heard from them since last night. The hurricane was just leaving north last communication . I would sure like any information I can get as to how relief is going etc.

    • Debbie LOUIS
      September 19, 2017

      My family and friends, let me know what is going on. Am very worried.

  50. Minna from Finland
    September 19, 2017

    You are in our thoughts people in Dominica.

    • Canefield Child
      September 20, 2017

      Thank you so much. Blessings to you.

  51. Carol Montoya
    September 19, 2017

    From Colorado USA. My prayers are with the people of Dominica. Dominica has been my favorite vacation destination for over a decade. It’s the most beautiful place on earth. The people are kind and helpful. May God help the people of Dominca.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      September 20, 2017

      We hope and pray that soon enough D/ca will get over this. It will take time. When D/ca is restored to normal, since you have such beautiful memories of it, continue to visit.
      God bless!

    • Canefield Child
      September 20, 2017

      I live in Houston, been thinking of moving to Denver…
      Thank you so much. Blessings to you.

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