Fidel Castro described the destruction left by Category Four Hurricane Gustav as similar to the aftermath of a nuclear bombing. While the damage is extensive, and will take years to put right, the island’s renowned Civil Defense system evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from Gustav’s path, ensuring that whatever impact the hurricane might have, it would not cost human lives.
In co-operation with Cuba friendship groups across the nation, NSCUBA is calling on the Canadian government to act swiftly in the provision of emergency aid to Cuba and Haiti, also hard-hit by the storm.
Your financial contributions to our Hurricane Relief Fund (managed by the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)) are urgently needed to help Cuba obtain housing materials, rebuild the electrical grid and the communications infrastructure.
Please send cheques payable to Mackenzie-Papineau Memorial Fund and mail to:
Sharon Skup (treasurer)
56 Riverwood Terrace
And write Cuba Hurricane Fund on the memo line of the cheque. Charitable tax receipts will be issued.
The Mackenzie-Papineau Memorial Fund is a charitable organization and working with the CNC and members. [Revenue Canada registration # 88876 9197]