South Florida Dominican community rally to organize and ship supplies to the island

The South Florida Dominican community is rallying to organize and ship emergency supplies to the island.

Residents of the South Florida community who are willing to contribute to Tropical Storm Erika relief efforts can donate essential items at several drop-off locations.

Items may include: dry, non-perishable goods including can goods, water, medical supplies, toiletries, sheets, towels, wash cloths, adult diapers, baby diapers and formula, flashlights, batteries, candles, and all other hurricane supplies can be dropped off at various South Florida locations.

For a list of priority supplies and equipment and medical supplied needed visit and

All supplies collected will be shipped to the Government of Dominica.

Early donations/deliveries are encouraged on August 31 and September 1 for shipment on Thursday.

South Florida Drop-off locations include:

Broward County

Mr. Charles Paul – 954 802 4472

Main drop off location – 2449 Rodman Street, Hollywood Florida 33020

Ms. Elka Cools-Lartigue – 954 297 2416

Main drop off location– Riverland mas camp, 7421 NW 33rd Street, Lauderhill, FL 33319

Mr. Fitzroy Ettienne – Tel: 954 226 3212

Main drop off location- 6140 Plunkett Street, Hollywood FL, 33023

Mr. Leo Joseph –  305 491 2739

Main drop off location– 2020 NW 187 Terrace, Miami Gardens, FL 33056


The public is also encouraged to continue support of The Caribbean Community Relief Fund held at the Miami Foundation. Donations can be made via checks payable to “The Miami Foundation” (Memo: “The Caribbean Community Relief Fund”, 40 Northwest 3rd Street, Suite 305, Miami, FL 33128;  Via Credit Card at Direct Link: or Via Cash Wire or Stock transfer at request to Miami Foundation at 305-371-2711.)

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Alex Bruno –  561 577 6742

Mr. Nigel Francis – 954 588 8095

Mr. Emile Serrant –  954 857 6966

Ms. Elka Cools-Lartigue –  954 297 2416

Mr. Fitzroy Ettienne – 954 226 3212



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