Washington, (EFE) .- The Latino organization in the US Hispanic Federation announced this Friday an aid of 100,000 dollars for several Dominican NGOs that care for victims of Hurricane Fiona, which caused death and destruction last September.
Some of the funds will go to the South Future Foundation for the establishment of a center in Santo Domingo that distributes food, clothing and personal hygiene items in the province of La Altagracia.
“Hurricane Fiona left Dominican families without access to food, drinking water and shelter,” lamented the president of the Hispanic Federation, Frankie Miranda.
In addition, the Dream Project will receive support to continue assisting households in the province of Samaná with essential supplies and in developing a long-term plan for agricultural food production.
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Another group that will receive support is Jopéame, which distributes food and mattresses, works to rebuild schools and homes in the province of Samaná, and installs zinc roofs to protect communities from future storms.
The Community of Dominican Fathers, in the community of El Seibo, will receive help to provide food to rural families and repair the roofs of approximately 50 houses damaged by Fiona.
Fiona made landfall on September 19 on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving more than a million people without drinking water and another 350,000 without electricity. More than 8,300 houses were destroyed by the cyclone that caused the death of at least 2 people.
US Congressman Adriano Espaillat said that “the hurricane devastated the region and caused significant damage throughout the Dominican Republic.”