Fundraiser held after deadly Tropical Storm Erika

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,

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2015, 6:23 PM

Updated 3,193 days ago

Share:

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.


More from News 12
1:28
Norwalk residents concerned over environmental impact, traffic due to O&G Industries proposed expansion

Norwalk residents concerned over environmental impact, traffic due to O&G Industries proposed expansion

1:45
Nice Wednesday, heat and humidity arrive tomorrow; thunderstorms expected Friday

Nice Wednesday, heat and humidity arrive tomorrow; thunderstorms expected Friday

4:41
Father-son Alzheimer's Disease journey explored in new short film ‘Not the Same Clarence’

Father-son Alzheimer's Disease journey explored in new short film ‘Not the Same Clarence’

0:30
Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

0:21
3 men arrested in connection with September shooting at Bridgeport lounge

3 men arrested in connection with September shooting at Bridgeport lounge

2:50
Four face election fraud charges in 2019 Bridgeport mayor’s race

Four face election fraud charges in 2019 Bridgeport mayor’s race

2:36
Experts provide safety tips following string of fatal bike-related accidents around Connecticut

Experts provide safety tips following string of fatal bike-related accidents around Connecticut

1:32
Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

0:39
Milford PD releases all bodycam footage of Michael Brown arrest

Milford PD releases all bodycam footage of Michael Brown arrest

1:24
Want to save money on your summer getaway? Book your flight now

Want to save money on your summer getaway? Book your flight now

1:41
Micalizzi’s, ravaged by fire, continues ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast’ tradition for Stratford students

Micalizzi’s, ravaged by fire, continues ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast’ tradition for Stratford students

21:13
Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

0:22
Stamford police warn of WhatsApp scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

Stamford police warn of WhatsApp scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

0:43
CT Arts Foundation launches with panel discussion from Grace Farms

CT Arts Foundation launches with panel discussion from Grace Farms

0:40
New Milford police ask public to help ID reckless driver

New Milford police ask public to help ID reckless driver

0:48
Hartford HealthCare, Memorial Sloan Kettering expand cancer care partnership in Fairfield

Hartford HealthCare, Memorial Sloan Kettering expand cancer care partnership in Fairfield

Is your dad awesome? Connecticut tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? Connecticut tell us why your dad rocks!

3:44
Sleepy Cat Farm: A Greenwich garden oasis opens its gates

Sleepy Cat Farm: A Greenwich garden oasis opens its gates

0:23
Torrington man seriously injured in moped crash

Torrington man seriously injured in moped crash

2:27
ESPN: UConn coach Dan Hurley turns down Lakers and will stay with UConn

ESPN: UConn coach Dan Hurley turns down Lakers and will stay with UConn