Proposal to vote on, by Monday 8 Jul
Support for individuals and small organisations responding to Hurricane Beryl
Funds required: £1,500
Region: Caribbean

Summary

This is a proposal to make a donation from our village fund to support people and organisations affected by Hurricane Beryl and those providing relief efforts.

Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl, a powerful Category 4 - 5 storm, is currently moving through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction and loss in its wake.

The hurricane has already claimed at least seven lives across the region, with fatalities reported in Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Venezuela.

As of July 5, 2024, Beryl has battered Jamaica with winds reaching up to 150 mph and is continuing on to the Cayman Islands and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

The rapid intensification and strength of Hurricane Beryl are attributed to unusually warm ocean waters, raising concerns about the impact of climate change on future hurricane seasons.

Our response

In collaboration with Black Curatorial, Black Eats, Twossaints and West India Cinema, we’ve hosted a fundraiser to help with relief efforts.

In addition to the funds raised, we are proposing a Kwanda donation of £1,500 ( $1,900) to support people affected by Hurricane Beryl and those providing relief efforts across the region.

Examples of how this donation will be used:

  1. To support fishermen with boat repairs

  2. To support citizens with roofing repair and material purchase

  3. To provide general support and relief to citizens

… and more.

Unfortunately, natural disasters like this set back citizens and countries and destroy years of development. Support like this helps make up for the progress lost.

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