Dear WL readers and friends,
I would like to convey my deepest gratitude for the support that the Dominican Republic has received from so many of you in aiding the victims of Tropical Storm Noel, one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history.I would especially like to thank ourfriends from the Washington communitywho supported our fundraising eventon November 27. Your expressionsof solidarity give us the strength tocontinue our reconstruction efforts and I am confi dent that the DominicanRepublic will move forward in the face of this adversity.
I must add that the wonderful tourist resorts of my country were not affected by Noel. So keep or make your travel plans: we look forward towelcoming you!
Flavio D. Espinal
Ambassador of the Dominican Republic
To make a contribution to the Noel Relief
Fund, visit: www.domrep.org