I’t seems as if my blog has turned to one of hurricane relief. After becoming intimately involved in the Caribbean, my heart sank seeing the devastation in Haiti, launching the Cool Change relief effort. When the Irma Maria combination struct the Virgin Islands, I really understood the disaster of a hurricane by first hand accounts of friends and acquaintances. We greatly exceeded our $100 per charter goal to help them. We are faced with the destruction of hurricane Dorian. Having sailed through the Grand Bahama and other low lying Bahamian islands, I can only imagine a far worse scenario than ever before in the Caribbean. Of many worthy charities participating in the relief, we have chosen Global Empowerment Mission for our donation. The near-term goal of the organization is to empower people struck with tragedy by providing emergency aid, cash cards, food and housing. Secondary, GEM provides quality education, diverse vocational training and job creation to people in third world countries such as Haiti. The objective is for people in developing countries to have a self-sufficient and sustainable economy, ultimately eliminating their dependency on foreign aid.
Please find your charity of choice and give generously.