A local non-profit organization has launch an initiative to help raise $500,000 to help families impacted by Hurricane Irma and Maria.
People For A Better Community, Inc. and its community partners has vowed to help Barbuda, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the destruction from the two Category 5 hurricanes.
The main focus of this initiative to rebuild hurricane resistant housing for those affected. To this end PFABC has partnered with International Global Development, Inc., an engineering international firm that specializes in building hurricane resistant homes. IGD has offered its services to spearhead the rebuilding for the selected families.
The initiative also includes partnerships with community based radio stations and Internet radio to host a live fund raising radio-thon. The radio-thon will take place live on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on WZPP 96.1 FM, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Supa Zamz Radio www.SupaZamz.com and Canetv.net in Palm Beach and WKRIS (Koffee Radio) www.wkris.com in Orlando.
Local listeners wishing to donate in person can stop by Donna’s Restaurant, a partner in
the relief effort, located at 5434 North University Drive, Lauderhill. WZPP 96.1 FM will broadcast the event from Donna’s Restaurant.
In addition to the Radio-thon a fundraising hurricane relief campaign was launched at www.youcaring.com/
hoping that the radio-thon will help in achieving its goal of $500,000.
Several local businesses and organizations have already step-up to the challenge to make this effort a success; Premier Group Enterprises, Alexis Harris State Farm, Caribbean Comedy Club, Donna’s Caribbean Restaurants, Your Friend in Music, Artist, Band and Stage Management, West Palm Beach Mitsubishi and Sevown Inc., to name a few.
“The rebuilding for these families will be a long process and self-preservation and housing is paramount. We hope the business community and the general listeners to these radio stations, will stop by Donna’s Caribbean Restaurant location on October 14th during the time of the broadcast to make a
contribution or call in and make their pledge to this worthy cause,” said Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers, who is a part of the initiative.
The radio-thon will feature live updates from the USVI and interviews with community partners. Some donors will also have the opportunity to make live presentations and to promote their business or organization while doing so. For more information please contact the organization at (754) 423-0193 or