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Don’t Forget Caribbean Hurricane Victims

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by natural disasters. Westporters have recently been asked to help hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

The town has responded strongly. Nearly all of us know people in those battered places.

Most of us do not know anyone in Barbuda or Dominica. Yet those Caribbean islands were devastated too.

Lynroy Henry works in Westport as an athletic coach. He’s asking for help for the many Barbudans and Dominicans now living in Antigua, after Hurricane Irma drove them from home.

His organization — Roots of Bolans — will personally deliver much-needed items to Antigua.

The list includes:

  • Non-perishable foodstuffs and dried goods (sardines, tuna fish, milk, rice, sugar, flour, beans, etc.)
  • Pampers, baby formula, feminine napkins, toiletries
  • Cash for purchasing building materials locally

Donations can be dropped off at 10 Bay Street. For more information, call 203-919-0921.

Hurricane Irma damage on Barbuda.