Hurricane Irma Relief
The small Eastern Caribbean country of Barbuda was the first to experience Hurricane Irma's wrath on Wednesday, September 6. Hurricane Irma has decimated the island, ripping apart buildings, uprooting trees and killing at least one person as its 185-mph winds swept across the island. Communication with the island has been cut off and it is reported that more than 90% of all buildings have been destroyed and three quarters of the country was left homeless.
Irma made its way across the Caribbean and Florida, bringing the second hurricane to the US mainland in a month. We stand with our brothers and sisters in Florida, and thank God that the effects in Florida were much less than predicted. At the same time, we must not forget Irma's worst hit country in our region. These are our brothers and sisters, most of whom are homeless. The devastation is so widespread, that almost on one is able to adequately help his or her neighbor. But they are our neighbors - let us help them recover. #NoIslandStandsAlone
We have reached out to churches in Barbuda, though we know it will be some time before they are able to respond. In the meantime, please help us to raise a minimum of $40,000 to be able to assist. Recovery of this small independent nation will take years and we can help. Thanks for all your help.