Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday, September 20th, days after the powerful storm’s winds and rain devastated many other islands in the Caribbean. It tore through the middle of the country early morning with 150 mph sustained winds, splintering homes and crippling the island nation of 3.4 million. Floods brought on by the storm have been equally destructive and deadly.
Many humanitarian relief organizations are still reeling from the massive devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which also inundated Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Florida with deadly floodwater less than a week ago. Several members of ICSAVE are presently deployed assisting with disaster relief efforts and, given the magnitude of these numerous events, recognize the need is greater than ever before.
For those not directly affected by this tragedy, we encourage you to give to the relief effort. The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help with Maria relief efforts on its website and by phone at 1- 800-RED CROSS. People can also text the word “MARIA” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. To the brave men, women and children in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affected by this calamity, you are in our thoughts and prayers. From our ICSAVE Family to yours, we will NEVER forget you nor ever leave you BEHIND!