My dear friend Cait Lawson and I spoke yesterday on the horrors occurring in the Caribbean at this moment.
While I am sitting safely in the comfort of a coffee shop there are people looting stores, searching for water, fleeing their homes, locating loved ones and sifting through wreckage that was once paradise.
I am comforted to report that Cait is safe, tucked away on another island 10,000 miles from Puerto Rico. However, while she is safe – her home, her fur babies, and her friends are not.
She has no clue as to the condition of her home and has no way to access this information because 95% of cell towers across PR are currently down.
Hurricane Maria came fast and it hit hard.
It wiped out cell towers, destroyed buildings, killed THIRTEEN people, and has left PR remnant of your worst apocalyptic nightmare.
Roads are completely washed away and flooded. Power is non existent on this island and only a mere 25% have water service.
“Maria is the second Category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Season, which makes this is the first season with two or more Category 5 hurricanes since 2007.” (Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather)
WHAT THE FUCK.
We have 3.5 million U.S Citizens living on this island completely dependent on air and boat transport for goods and aid.
Maria wasn’t a one and done.
With overflowing shelters across the island and a new imminent dam threat caused by damage from Maria’s floodwaters putting 70,000 people at risk – We NEED to take action.
Our people are suffering and WE CAN HELP.
Please head over to www.sunburntandsalty.com to read up on the 5 ways you can best help our fellow Americans in this time of crisis.
Cait has put together a list of organizations, including a grassroots relief effort where her dear friend Megan Williams is currently hard at work on the ground helping provide aid to the communities across PR.
As pictured below, donations will be used to buy water, non-perishable food, medical supplies, baby supplies, food for animals, etc.
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL.
Every little bit helps right now. If you cannot afford to donate money then please donate your time.
Take a moment today to share links to organizations like WAVES FOR WATER that are working hard to provide aid to those in need.
The time is now.
And our people need us.