Rad A. Drew Photography: April 2019

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Update on Relief for Havana Tornado Victims

© Ramses Batista, Devastation from January Tornado in Havana

Two months ago I wrote about the devastation from a tornado that hit on January 30 in the outskirts of Havana in which many Cubans lost their homes. You can read that blog here.

© Ramses Batista, Devistation from January Tornado

My friend and co-leader, Ramses Batista, and I, at the time offered the proceeds from our print sales for the relief fund, and I put out a call via my blog for help. 

The response was tremendous!

When I went back in March I brought about 10 used phones that were donated, along with a substantial amount of cash for supplies.

Ramses and his team in Havana, used the funds raised to purchase many basics for the people that needed them most. They then delivered the items directly to those in need.

Here are some images of the goods that were acquired. In February, there was difficulty getting some things, like cooking oil, due to shortages throughout Cuba.

© Ramses Batista
Soap, canned goods and cooking oil were among the things purchased.

© Ramses Batista, 
In addition to food and toiletries, some toys were found for the kids.

That's Ramses and his trusty Peugeot, making a delivery in the area.

I'm going back to Cuba in November and will bring more things when I go. If you would like to contribute, you may send a check to:

Rad Drew Photography, LLC
814 North Bolton AV
Indianapolis, IN 46219


Email me to request my email for sending payments or donations via PayPal. (I don't put my email here because it gets picked up by spammers.) 

Thank you!