Caribbean Day of Giving (CDOG) …
is organized by a Caribbean Diaspora Disaster Relief Coalition in response to recent devastating storms and the increasing vulnerability of our small island states. This growing alliance of community leaders across the Caribbean diaspora was organized to help build capacity and strengthen response to natural disasters in the Caribbean region by promoting a collective response to disaster relief among the Caribbean diaspora.
According to lead coordinator, Dr. Omyma David, “the catastrophic impact and frequency of recent Atlantic storms such as Hurricane Dorian is sadly the reality of the impact of climate change on our Caribbean islands. Each time, our diaspora and friends of the Caribbean responds immediately with tremendous goodwill; however, the road to recovery is long and costly. Caribbean Day of Giving helps to build a culture of giving over the long-term.” The humanitarian initiative has received the endorsement and support of the New York CARICOM Consular Corps and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams among others.
Monetary donations during the 2019 mediathon will go directly to the Caribbean Day of Giving (CDOG) charity partners, namely: the Bahamian American Association Inc. (BAAI) in New York City, American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI)and the Sandals Foundation.
Caribbean diaspora and friends of the Caribbean are also encouraged to support ongoing hurricane relief drives organized across United States and join the #Caribbeandayofgiving #Caribbeandiasporagiving campaign. For a full listing and more information please visit our website:www.caribbeandayofgiving.com; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanDayofGiving; Twitter:@CariDayofGiving.
CDOG 2019 Planning Team:
Akelia Lawrence-Maitland (Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member)
Anthony Turner (Irie Jam/ Journalist)
Irwine G. Clare, Sr., O.D. (Irie Jam/Team Jamaica Bickle)
Jaslyn Thompson (BVI Tourist Board)
Lisa Mather (Bahamian American Association Inc.)
Melissa Noel (One Caribbean Television/ Multimedia Journalist)
Omyma David (Former Consul General of Antigua and Barbuda)
Pastor Gilford Monrose (The Office of Faith-Based and Clergy Initiatives, Brooklyn Borough Hall)
Rose Guerrier (Former Vice Consul, Haitian Consulate/ La "V" en Rose Productions)
Vanessa Butler (Strategic Partnership & Outreach)
Dominic Christopher (Deh Abroad Corporation– Website Developer)
Odelcer Hanley – Social Media Coordinator