High winds, storm surges, and tornadoes had Caribbean Islands and parts of the United States bracing for what has been referred to as a “catastrophic event”. Hurricane Irma’s path tracked over many of the Caribbean Islands leaving behind extensive damage, power outages, and severe flooding. Many stories recounting the destruction left in Irma’s wake continue to be told including the destruction experienced on the island of Barbuda where an estimated 95% of the buildings were damaged including hospitals, schools and hotels. The reported loss of life across the Caribbean region as of September 12 was 38 with many still reported missing.
As can be expected, the needs in this region are still being assessed. Teams are on the ground looking for survivors and assessing the needs. Clean up will take months; rebuilding will take years. The immediate need, however, is for clean water, food, and shelter.
FAIR will be supporting relief and rebuilding efforts through partner organizations with personnel already on the ground in the hardest hit areas. The priority use for funds raised will be to enable local churches to provide assistance to those within their community and to take every opportunity to share the love of Christ by meeting some of the practical needs of those devastated by the storm.
How will you respond?
We ask you to prayerfully consider your involvement with FAIR through this project as together we seek to extend the love of Christ to those most affected in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Sincerely in Christ,
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