Hurricane Irma took a direct hit on Anguilla severely damaging many of the public services and private homes. The scene on the ground is nothing as we have ever seen before, catastrophic. To help our family and loved ones in Anguilla we have started a local donation effort to help people get back on their feet and rebuild. All donations go directly to persons. We have word from some people on the ground of the damage they has sustained from the storm. We will continue to update this page with persons in Anguilla that need help and what they need help with. During the donation process, if you like, you can give instructions on where you would like your money to go, we will follow up with you in the following months via contact information given. Please check back as this page is always being updated.
UPDATE September 11, 2017: Basic supplies such as non perishable food, sanitary supplies & toiletries, baby formula & baby supplies, diabetes medication, water, gasoline and diesel are currently needed. We are organizing a care package to be sent as soon as possible. The first container we are planning to send things with will leave Florida as soon as it gets the clear signal. Donations need to be to the location in Florida by Saturday the 16th of September, from 10am-6pm at the latest. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 623 512 0166 if you have any questions.
Bonnie, Isaiah, Isaac Fleming, Welches
Sustained extensive damage to their home and property; Garage doors blew off causing damage to everything in the garage! Fence gone, broken windows, doors and veranda railing destroyed.
Bonnie is a former teacher and Peace Corp volunteer on the island. She dedicated her career to environmental studies and preserving the island’s natural habitat. She and her husband Isaiah are raising their 15 year old son Isaac, a top student in form one (freshmen) at the high school. Due to employment hardship on the island before the hurricane, budgets were tight and because their only source of income is a small rental property that was damaged in the hurricane, we are concerned and want to help get them back on their feet.
Maysel Samuel and family, Island Harbour
Sustained extensive damage to her property and her gardens, which is her main source of income. Maysel’s mother and sisters live in St Maarten and their property was destroyed. She needs help fixing her gardens and getting supplies to her 80 year old mother in St. Maarten. Maysel is an accountant. Prior to the hurricane, banks reduced their workforce and Maysel unfortunately lost her job.
Icee Carty, Old Ta
Sustained extensive damage to her house. She needs help replacing 3 windows, 2 doors and a sliding glass door. Everything else, “I can do myself” she said!
Icee is a former customs officer for the island. She recently retired and is on a fixed income! She has 3 young adult daughters to support.