San Mateo was hit harder than we imagined by Hurricane Earl.
The local social activist has set a goal of $20,000 BZD to fund the cost of plywood, zinc roofing, hammers, nails and other building supplies to rebuild the homes.
Says O’Daniel, “Alright San Pedro, we need to rebuild a few homes in San Mateo that were destroyed by the hurricane! Which means we need money for plywood, zinc, lumber, nails, etc! We’re looking for donations as well as people to come help rebuild! If you have a few dollars you can spare let us know! Let’s not leave 49 families in half destroyed homes! Let’s help them rebuild! It will take almost 20k to get all of the materials needed!!”
Alexandria Boiton forwarded these pictures to me, from Brittney. “We are working together bringing awareness on the damages,” said Alexandria. Brittney “is scouting for volunteers to rebuild and I’m trying to organize fundraisers to buy supplies needed.”
If you are in San Pedro, donations can be dropped off with Brittney O’Daniel at the Sandbar hostel on Boca del Rio or with Steve Jacobson at Lola’s Pub on Barrier Reef Drive. You can also sign up to volunteer to help rebuild San Mateo.
More information on volunteering and donating will be posted here as it is firmed up.