The Rotary Club of Liamuiga, Rotary Club of St. Kitts, St. Kitts Rotaract, St. Christopher Air & Sea Port Authority, St. Kitts Port Authority Sports Club, St. Kitts Red Cross, St. Kitts business community and general citizenry give aid to the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath ofTropical Storm Erika.
The Rotary Clubs coordinated the effort and arranged to send much-needed supplies, by boat, to Dominica on Saturday evening to aid residents there.
President of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga, Tuffida Stewart explained the decision to organise the relief effort.
“The Rotary Club of Liamigua, as you know, is a humanitarian organisation and this is essentially what we do. Generally, whenever there is a catastrophe, the Rotary clubs around the world, around the region come together to see what we can do to help and the Rotary Club of Liamigua is no exception,” she said.
“We’ve decided to not wait on the District but to forge ahead and provide the relevant assistance to Dominica. We have been in communication with the Rotary Club of Dominica and we’ve heard their needs and so, we’ve taken the decision to rally our membership and our sponsors to get the supplies to Dominica as soon as possible,” Stewart continued.
The decision paid off tremendously as the support given by companies and residents was overwhelming. The boat departer St.Kitts on Saturday evening full of supplies for the people of Dominica.