Red Cross supports appeal for donation for hurricane victims

The Barbados Red Cross Society has expressed support for the appeal by the International Federation of the Red Cross for donations to support the victims of powerful hurricanes Irma and Jose that have hit the Caribbean and Americas region.

The International Federation of the Red Cross has launched an initial appeal for the equivalent of 1.1 million Swiss Francs for Barbuda and Antigua. The Appeal figure will be adjusted upwards following full field assessments.

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers are playing a central role in relief efforts and helping evacuated communities faced by the catastrophic situation.

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross has informed that there are adequate amounts of food and general supplies already assigned for the victims but what is urgently required is financial assistance to help persons rebuild their homes.

The International Federation of the Red Cross is paying special attention to the immediate provision of emergency shelter and health requirements, including water and sanitation needs in affected areas. The relief operation will place heavy emphasis on cash – ensuring that people who lost their homes and belongings have financial resources to navigate the coming difficult weeks.

7 Responses to Red Cross supports appeal for donation for hurricane victims

  1. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha September 9, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I dont trust them. The donations dont ever reach the people. Look at haiti

  2. Sam September 10, 2017 at 6:06 am

    If the Red Cross is a charity organization why do they need to be driving around a high end jeep like a Range Rover.That money could have been spent better on those who needs help.How make the decisions for this organization.They should be fired.

  3. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 10, 2017 at 6:27 am

    The red cross is a fraud .We have seen the documentaries on Youtube. They collect millions do little or nothing and the money disappears.

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner September 10, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Would donate but definitely not to shady Red Cross,takes in billions but does nothing for the poor folks that really need the help,so simple question where is all that money going.

  5. Shani Willi
    Shani Willi September 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Wait Haiti get their money yet?

  6. Sheron Inniss September 10, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I no longer donate money. I do not trust them. I go with food, clothing, etc. I read a lot lot lot and the truth is stranger than fiction.

  7. Jeff Weekes
    Jeff Weekes September 10, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Bun fya pun de red cross..


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