Appeal Goes Out For Hurricane Ravaged Cuba
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
SKNIS – September 26, 2008
Citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis will have the opportunity to assist the people of Cuba in the recovery process from damage and suffering caused by the passage of recent hurricanes.
The island of Cuba was hit by two category 3 storms, Hurricanes Gustave and Ike, that left significant damage estimated at US$5 billion, including the complete destruction of over 500,000 homes. Members of the Cuba Alumni Association of St. Kitts-Nevis, the Parents Association and the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Solidarity with the Cuban Five are collaborating to bring to the attention of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis the dire need to provide tangible assistance to the people of Cuba in their time of great need.
To facilitate assistance, the Embassy of Cuba has established the “Hurricane Donations to Cuba Account” at the Bank of Nova Scotia. The account number is 10012045. Individuals and Organizations should make their contributions to that account. In addition, the Associations will be holding special fund raising and other activities to bring greater awareness to the plight of the people of Cuba.
The General Public is asked to donate generously in support of the cause. The Government and people of Cuba has been of great assistance in the development of St. Kitts and Nevis, providing free university education, medical services and technical support to the people of the Federation over the years.
Natalie Osborne, President
Cuba Alumni Association of St. Kitts-Nevis
Luther Clarke, President
Parents Association of St. Kitts-Nevis