Help the children of Barbuda
September 13, 2017 | by
Barbuda is a very small island with a population of approximately 2000 people. Hurricane Irma completely destroyed everything, including the hospital and airport. All of its inhabitants have been moved to shelters and homes on its sister island of Antigua. They have lost everything.
One of our customers has asked us for help. Her husband is from the twin island state and has family still there. They are desperate to help. They are asking for donations of clothing and supplies to send to the people of Barbuda. The Antigua & Barbuda Consulate will be shipping humanitarian aid later in September.
If you have any baby and children’s clothing (tropical climate) or supplies, please drop them off at the shop (1854 Danforth Avenue) before 6pm on Friday, September 15th.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank-you.
Here was the note sent out by The Antigua & Barbuda Consulate:
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA NEEDS YOUR HELP! AS YOU ARE AWARE:
The island of Barbuda has been evacuated as there is total damage. People have lost everything.
In response, the Antiguan Consulate in Toronto is collecting items to ship on September 23 by air for emergency aid.
Here are the emergency items they are requesting:
Dried and canned milk
Sheets (all sizes)
Underwear (children, males, females)
Large garbage bags
First aid kits
Shaving kits (male and female)