Supplies are now being shipped to Puerto Rico and funds are needed to cover the cost of these items:
- Tarps ($10 each—originally $50/$60)
- Water filters ($17 each)
- Milo mats, solar-powered chargers ($150 each)
- Desalination kit ($12,000 each)
One week after Maria crushed the island, millions of Puerto Ricans are still without power, food, water and fuel. According to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, approximately half of the residents do not have running water. CNN reports that 97 percent of the island’s 3.4 million residents are without power.
While needs are grave in Puerto Rico, Florida is rebounding from Hurricane Irma, which struck September 10. The Wesleyan Church, World Hope International (WHI) and Poured Out are working together in southwest Florida to assist those whose homes and properties were damaged.
Rev. Kevin Barnsdale reported on how Countryside Wesleyan Church of Alva, Florida, and its congregants have been affected. A staging area for supplies and volunteers has been established in Naples, Florida. A truck of water from Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church in Hertford, North Carolina, has arrived, while another truck from Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton, Pennsylvania, is scheduled to deliver water in the days ahead. On September 26, a semi-truck from WHI was delivered to Countryside Wesleyan containing cleaning supplies, diapers, food, linens, water, pet food and other needed items.
World Hope is also providing assistance and relief in the Turks and Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica and Tortola.
Your prayers, financial gifts and ability to volunteer are still very much needed.