More than 8,300 homes were destroyed by the cyclone that killed at least two people on that Caribbean island

WASHINGTON – The Hispanic Federation announced this Friday an aid of $100,000 dollars for several Dominican NGOs that serve victims of Hurricane Fiona, which caused death and destruction last September.

Some of the funds will go to the Fundación Sur Futuro for the establishment of a center in Santo Domingo that distributes food, clothing and personal hygiene items in the province of La Altagracia.

“Hurricane Fiona left Dominican families without access to food, drinking water and shelter,” lamented the president of the Hispanic Federation, Frankie Miranda.

In addition, the Dream Project will receive support to continue assisting households in the province of Samaná with essential supplies and in developing a long-term plan for agricultural food production.

Another group that will receive support is Jopéame, which distributes food and mattresses, works to rebuild schools and homes in the province of Samaná, and installs zinc roofs to protect communities from future storms.

The Community of Dominican Fathers, in the community of El Seibo, will receive help to provide food to rural families and repair the roofs of approximately 50 houses damaged by Fiona.

Fiona made landfall on September 19 on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving more than a million people without drinking water and another $350,000 without power. More than 8,300 houses were destroyed by the cyclone that caused the death of at least two people.

US Congressman Adriano Espaillat said the hurricane devastated the region and caused significant damage throughout the Dominican Republic.

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