Staff of the National Cultural Foundation took to the streets yesterday for a drive-a-thon in aid of storm ravaged Dominica.
They were joined by many local entertainers including Party Monarch Peter Ram, Calypso Monarch Classic, Junior Monarch Queen Ah-Dee-Lah on a music truck, and traveled around the island collecting supplies and entertaining the public.
Project Coordinator at the NCF Alison Sealy Smith said she was pleased with the response to the initiative.
“This is the staff of the NCF who wanted to do something for Dominica. There were lots of different initiatives and it’s fantastic to see Barbados responding. What we decided to do was take our drive to the people. The NCF decided that we would take a music truck and take a bus and go in the communities and touch all the parishes in Barbados to get to the people.
“It has been an absolutely fantastic response. Some areas were more giving than others. I would like to big up Haynesville, they were fantastic in their generosity. It’s been really great to see the response from our entertainers. They are really giving it their all. The response to the NCF initiative was absolutely fantastic,” she said.
Sealy-Smith said the NCF plans to ship the donations to Dominica as soon as possible.
“Our CEO Cranston Browne has been in touch with the Prime Minister’s office and they are setting something and we are expecting that by the end of the week the stuff would be sent off,” Sealy-Smith said. (DB)