The event was organized by Sharon Walker–Johnson, Jim Johnson of the yacht “Somewhere” and “Our Place”. Sponsors of the event were the Grenada National Trust, WaggyT Rentals, Hi-Tech Printery, Renwick & Thompson, Sagga Liquor, Fareed Enterprise, Mt Hartman Bay Marina, Calivigny Bay Marina, Port Louis Marina, NOW Grenada, Prickly Bay Marina, and Louis Salhab Artworks.
A special thank you to the musicians who came to support the event: Curtis (guitar), Paul (alto sax), Gary (tenor sax), Cameron (guitar/vocals), Dieter (LePhare Blue), Jerry Seales, Dirk (alto sax), Jeff (keyboards), Ras Dakarai (trumpet/flugelhorn/flute).
To all who donated and attended the event, a heartfelt thank you. To “Our Place” crew: Johnny, Ihbubesi, Robbie, Makeda, Shep & Vivienne, lots of love. Following is a report from the main coordinator Sharon Walker-Johnson:
Jennifer Cole Simpson and her husband Mike, on board the sailing vessel Three Sheets will be making the trip to Dominica to offer their assistance and aid and deliver the donations.
One hundred percent of all donations will go towards purchases for the people of Dominica. Mike and Jennifer are covering their own costs to sail there personally. They will be working with the International Rescue Group and the Red Cross of Dominica.
The cruising community in Grenada has come together to collect donations from all the anchorages and ports. These items and cash donations have been given to Jennifer and Mike. So far, they have collected US$2,000, including the EC$1,500 we collected from the event at Our Place. Mike and Jennifer have been donated a slip at Port Louis Marina in order for them to gather all the canned goods, linens, clothes and other supplies, plus shop with the donated funds for other needs.
There are numerous cruisers/yachties who have donated their time, money, and talents to aid Dominica, too many to mention by name. Our cruising community comes together with love and generosity when called upon.
Hugs and love