Jungle Bay in Dominica sustained catastrophic damage as a result of mudslides, and flooding from Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015. All 43 guests, including children who were staying at the resort on the night of the storm, were returned home once it was safe. All Jungle Bay staff survived. However, the surrounding villages were significantly affected by this natural disaster. As a result, all former Jungle Bay staff have lost their livelihoods
- Petite Savanne, a nearby village where many Jungle Bay staff lived, suffered the greatest loss of life. One employee alone lost 13 relatives in the mudslides.
- Jungle Bay won the 2010 Best in Personal Contribution to Responsible Tourism by Virgin Holidays Travel Awards.
- Jungle Bay, its staff, and past guests have greatly contributed to those less fortunate in our community through a series of initiatives. These initiatives include thousands of dollars in support, volunteer time, and creation of infrastructure, continued support for the House of Hope home for disabled individuals, revival of libraries through Open Books Open Minds, mentorship of young entrepreneurs, general care, wellbeing and health initiatives, and overall contributing to the social development of the community.
Now it is Jungle Bay and its community that needs support. Ways to help the local community include
- Donate funds to the Jungle Bay Community Fund.
- Ship emergency relief items. Money is the preferred means of support in disaster relief as it allows the community the fluidity of purchasing items of greatest need. If you wish to ship, please select items from our emergency needs list. These items also are greatly appreciated and needed.
- Forward and share this message with others in the global community who may be able to help.