He says that the funds are being raised through a radio-thon.
Chartered Accountant Kieron Pinard-Byrne has instructed his attorneys to serve Opposition Leader Lennox Linton with a bankruptcy petition in a long running defamation matter between them.
According to the petition, Linton owes Pinard Byrne just shy of £25,000 in outstanding payments in a final judgement made by the Judicial committee of the Privy council in a court matter.
Meanwhile, Attorney Anthony Astaphan is saying with the current situation that exists in Dominica, the fact that so many people need help, the move by Mr Durand and his organization is obsolete at this time.
He says Mr Durand is being hypocritical in trying to portray the opposition leader as a hero when he knows Mr Linton is not.