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Mothers’ Union pledges support for Hurricane Irma victims

SUPPORT: The Mothers’ Union Province of the West Indies

THE MOTHERS’ Union Province of the West Indies has sent a message of support to those who have been affected by Hurricane Irma.

According to the Germany-based Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology, which is attached to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Irma caused an estimated $10 billion of damage as it levelled homes and destroyed infrastructure in places like Sint Maarten, the US Virgin Islands and Antigua and Barbuda.

The Mothers’ Union Province of the West Indies, which was established in 1992, said in a statement: “We the Provincial Council of Mothers’ Union in the Province of the West Indies, representing the Dioceses of Barbados, Belize, Guyana & Suriname, Jamaica & The Cayman Islands, North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba, Trinidad & Tobago and the Windward Islands, wish to send this message of prayer and solidarity to those in our province and beyond affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma."

“We have heard, with great sorrow, news of how the islands of the north eastern Caribbean have been devastated like never before. We mourn with all those who have lost loved ones, especially with one of our own delegates who has lost a family member in the British Virgin Islands."

The statement continued: “Mothers’ Union and Church teams on the ground in the Diocese of North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba are assessing and monitoring the situation as it develops and will be identifying how they can respond. Grants are being considered from the Mothers’ Union Disaster Fund in the Province of the West Indies and the worldwide Mothers’ Union Relief Fund once plans have been made."

“We continue to ask for prayers from Mothers’ Union members and the Church around the world for all those who have been affected by this tragedy and for all those who are acting to respond in the relief effort."

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