Several major hurricanes, Category 3 or greater, have churned through the Atlantic so far this season. We’ve all seen the devastation and heard about tragedies caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, and we want to show our support for the first responders, and agencies, helping to piece back the communities these storms have impacted.
The hurricanes were some of the most powerful to ever be recorded in the Atlantic region, wreaking havoc on everything in it’s wake, the beautiful islands of the Caribbean taking the brunt of the storms. Walter Cotte, Regional Director of the American Red Cross said, “One of the main challenges is going to be logistical, given the isolation of some the islands. We need to ensure a reliable channel for relief efforts in the aftermath of the hurricane.”
“The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 99 per cent of infrastructure in Barbuda was affected by Hurricane Irma, and that 90 per cent of the electrical systems were damaged. The hospital in Barbuda suffered severe damage and currently incapable of offering medical services. In St. Kitts and Nevis, much of the infrastructure of the island has been damaged, making access to clean water supplies a priority.”
How can you help? One way is to donate to a member organization of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world’s largest humanitarian organization. With a number of our clients in the affected areas, we are reaching out to our network to help aid the recovery. We send our heartfelt concern and good wishes to clients in Antigua, Bahamas, Dominica, St Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and people everywhere affected by these tragic events. If you’d like to particpate by making a donation to the International Disaster Relief Fund, click the button below.
Donate to the International Disaster Relief Fund