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United For Fogo: CaboVerdean communities come together as a united front to help the people of Fogo

UnitedforFogo-ftIn response to the volcano eruption that occurred in Fogo/Cabo Verde on November 23, 2014 and the immediate need for assisting those affected, members of the CaboVerdean communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have come together as a united front to create an action plan that will be put into effect immediately in three phases.


Phase One: donate at www.childrenofcaboverde.org

Monetary donations – An online campaign was launched on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm to raise funds for immediate relief. The goal is to raise $10,000 in three days. All donations are 100% tax deductible. To donate, please log onto www.childrenofcaboverde.org (Our Children, Our Future, Inc. Tax ID# 30-0437303). Funds raised will be used to purchase food and emergency supplies at different locations in Fogo/CaboVerde for those most affected by the eruption.


Phase Two: collect goods and supplies
Goods/Supplies Drive – On Saturday, November 29, 2014 and Sunday, November 30, 2014 we will launch a drive to collect goods and supplies (i.e. clothes, shoes, diapers, wipes, medicine, nonperishable food, hygiene products, school supplies, blankets, gloves, masks, etc.). The drive on both days will occur from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the following locations:

Atlantic Shipping
88 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA

Mattress Makers of New England
200 Montello Street, Brockton, MA

120 High Street, Pawtucket, RI
CapeVerdean Association
1157 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA


fogo-0Phase Three: December 7 cultural event
Jam Session – An afternoon/evening of cultural socializing with live music and DJs on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Suggested donation is $25 per person. Tickets will be available in advance for purchase.
Guilt/Underbar Night club
279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Please contact any of the following numbers for questions and/or comments:
(617)792-1081, (508)326-7334, (781)706-1908, (857)869-5109



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