THE CONSULATE GENERAL RELEASES SUMMARY OF FUNDS RAISED IN FAVOR OF THE ISLAND OF FOGO AND IS PLEASED WITH RESULTS.
Seven months have passed since the beginning of the last eruptions on the Island of Fogo and of fundraising initiatives within the Cape Verdean community in the United States, towards those affected by that natural disaster. The Consulate General, in coordination with representatives of several groups that were involved in mobilizing funds to assist the people of Cha das Caldeiras, publishes in the attached Chart the results of said fundraisers.
The Chart compiled with information and data provided verbally and in writing to the Consulate by representatives of the different fundraising groups, shows that, in addition to assistance in food supplies materials and other equipment, it was also possible to raise a total of $190,563.05 (one hundred ninety thousand, five hundred sixty three dollars and five cents), of which the majority has been sent to Cabo Verde and has been distributed and/or used for the beneficiaries, according to official sources in the country.
The Consulate General is very pleased with the results, and takes this opportunity to express its deepest gratitude to all members of the Cape Verdean Community in the USA who have contributed to the success of the above-mentioned initiatives. Furthermore, on behalf of the people of CM’ das Caldeiras, the national authorities/institutions and the local authorities of the Island of Fogo, it would like to thank all donors for their solidarity, reiterating the commitment to, within a reasonable timeframe provide the community with all the information about the use and impact of the assistance on the life of the families and/or people who benefit from it.
Given that not all funds that were raised in the community have been sent to Cabo Verde, the Consulate decided to keep active the account USA FOR FOGO opened at HarborOne in Brockton, for any group or individual who may wish to use such account to transfer funds whose delivery is still pending or to deposit any additional funds.
– CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF CABO VERDE
300 Congress Street, Suite 204, Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-353-0014. Fax: 617-859-9798