SuperWorld, the virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR) has announced an NFT social impact partnership with Disaster Fighters, an organization created through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and supported by the World Bank.
In preparation for hurricane season, Disaster Fighters and SuperWorld are issuing a series of collectible NFT cards representing every Caribbean nation, and available for purchase on the SuperWorld NFT Salon, a marketplace for art, collectibles and digital assets. Using blockchain technology, all NFT sales can be traced from the buyer to the country that benefits, with all proceeds going to CDEMA and local emergency agencies.
Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, says: “It is more important than ever this year for Caribbean countries and people to be well-prepared for hurricane season. We are pleased to support this innovative new campaign to help communities protect themselves and their livelihoods.”
By purchasing these collectibles, local citizens, along with supporters of the Caribbean and members of the diaspora can actively engage in the region’s fight against disasters, and provide immediate funding in the event of a natural disaster. Original and derivative artwork featured on the cards includes work from artists such as Dust Monkey, Dr. Alderete, OhEhmGee and Dario De Siena.
“I’m honored to see SuperWorld take part in such a broad-ranging and critical initiative,” says SuperWorld Co-Founder and CEO Hrish Lotlikar.“Supporting communities in times of crisis aligns perfectly with our mission to build a better world, and our hope is that the NFT drop will help raise both funds and awareness to help mitigate the effects of what is already a devastating hurricane season in the Caribbean.”
In addition, some of the biggest names in Caribbean sports, music and entertainment have come together to promote the initiative through communication outreach, including Sir Garfield Sobers (Barbados); Daren Sammy, (Saint Lucia); Mr. Killa (Grenada); Tafa Mi Soleil (Haiti); Omari Banks (Anguilla), Kieran Powell (St. Kitts and Nevis); along with Dwayne DJ Bravo, Darren Ganga and Stacy Ann King (Trinidad), among others.
And on Thursday, August 12 at 10:00am (CDT): Disaster Fighters and SuperWorld will host a live virtual event on Zoom to kick off the initiative.
To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckde-vqzkrGtIMvzggoWe3BkAH_l7z9pqX