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Hurricane Erika forces Fagan's Family to Move
$330 raised
8% of $4k goal
6 contributors
0 days left
Ended Mar 3, 2016
Hurricane Erika devastated the island of Dominica in 2015. Campbell Village is one of several communities being forced to relocate due to landslides. This is the home of our friend Fagan & his family. They need our help getting to their new home.

We met Fagan Jno Lewis while vacationing on the island of Dominica six years ago.  By coincidence, we determined that he comes to Canada every summer - a migrant worker on a local peach farm, very close to our home in St. Catharines.  We vowed to keep in touch and a friendship was born.  We visit often while he is here, including him in social occasions with family & friends.  On another trip to Dominica we visited his home, met his wife, Maureen and children, Britney & Len, and spent time with them exploring their island. Our worlds are so different, yet we have come to feel that we were brought together for a reason.  

Hurricane Erika devastated the Commonwealth of Dominica in August of 2015 with flooding and landslides.  Campbell Village, home to Fagan & his family, has been declared a disaster area and all residents are being forced to relocate.  The government is implementing a program to subsidize the construction of new homes to land owners, but Fagan cannot afford the purchase price of a building lot.  Fagan has a down payment but no collateral assets.   His bank doesn't consider his annual income as a migrant farm worker to be sufficient to secure a loan.  On behalf of this family, we are appealing for your assistance to help them find the funds they need to relocate & rebuild their home.

Our challenge to family and friends.

When total contributions reach $500 we will match it with a donation of $500.

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