In 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:
88 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA
Mattress Makers of New England
200 Montello Street, Brockton, MA
120 High Street, Pawtucket, RI
1157 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
Phase 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