BRIDGEPORT - A family in Bridgeport is using community support to help family and friends who were recently impacted by a tropical storm.

The Mann family says Tropical Storm Erika devastated their home of Dominica, a tiny island in the Carribbean. 

Officials say flooding caused by the storm killed at least 20 people and left thousands homeless.

The Manns say they have a lot of friends and family who still live on the island and are struggling to survive.

Yesterday, they held a fundraiser at McLeavy Green in Bridgeport.

The family says they lost two friends in the storm and that's what inspired them to help out.