On January 21st, Casuelitas Caribbean Cafe in Belltown hosted a fundraiser for Haiti Earthquake Relief. The event was organized by Casuelitas Caribbean Cafe Owners, Richard and Frankie Dwyer, Alyssa Johnson, owner of A Splash of the Caribbean and Aaron Rose of Rose Consulting. Splash of the Caribbean donated and raffled off two Haitian recycled oil drum art pieces made in Croix de Boquets, Haiti. Restuarant owners donated all their profits for the evening to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
Proceeds from the event went to FAVACA, the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas, Inc, a private not for profit organization formed in 1982 by former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. FAVACA sends volunteer groups to provide disaster relief and preparedness, medical assistance, entrepreneurial and teacher training, among other areas. FAVACA is currently helping the relief efforts by providing food and other needed survival items to Haitians in Port au Prince.
Over 100 people came to dine on flavorful Caribbean treats and support the cause. We are thankful for the great turnout of Friends of Jamaica, Casuelitas fans, friends of Splash of the Caribbean and Rose Consulting among others. Our event coverage on KIRO Radio can be seen and listened to here. KUOW Radio and Fox News also announced the event.
Our continued fundraising efforts of art sales at Casuelitas, La Isla in Ballard and Penelope’s on Bainbridge Island are directly helping a group of 60 earthquake survivors with food, water, tents and mattresses. To help this group directly, feel free to contact Bazil Justin in Haiti at email@example.com