Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friends of La Gomera

There is a lot of goodwill towards La Gomera now. Messages of support are flooding in, as well as donations (much needed goods and money) and benefit concerts and soccer matches are being organised. The well known 'Nooctua' disco chain from Tenerife, that  did a great road show here
in the harbour of Valle Gran Rey last month with lots of DJs and live shows will do a special benefit show at the same location on the 8th of September. Last time over 2000 attended !
Come over and dance the night away for a good cause !
If you want to contribute money instead, I can guarantee that ALL the money going into the following account will reach the people who lost everything and weren't insured:

CCC: 2100-6756 – 67 – 0200020646
IBAN: ES06 2100 6756 6702 0002 0646
Caja Canarias / Caixa Bank
This account is administered by the newly founded voluntary group and is the ONLY
official account for donation (approved by local government).
See here:
...and the official town hall site here:

+++ If you're looking for a great holiday, then go to La Gomera now or in the future. Better again: If you're an artist or a musician, come over here and do a benefit gig !

The latest (not complete) official count for Valle Gran Rey is:
43 houses totally destroyed (the remnants have to be demolished)
48 houses badly damaged, but can be repaired
69 commercial or agricultural buildings destroyed or damaged
Countless animals dead
Crops destroyed
NO loss of human life +++ NO serious injuries, only very minor ones.

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