CTO launches GoFundMe for hurricane aid in wake of #Irma

September 8, 2017 3:39 PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) says it has activated its "CTO Relief Fund" through GoFundMe.com to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries.

The Organisation says the money raised through the CTO's Relief Fund will be sent directly to CTO-member destinations affected by the catastrophic storm, which hit some countries with winds up to 185 mph.

In a release today, CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley stated,"the damage caused by the force of Hurricane Irma is an important example of why we must do whatever is possible to provide financial relief to those who need it most. It's through this fund that the CTO channels monetary assistance to our impacted member states.”

"The CTO appreciates all donations to assist in the recovery efforts in these countries," he added.

Source: jamaicaobserver.com

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