In Response to Hurricane Dorian
“This is the second test- getting my life back together. But I believe everything happens for a good reason. God plans everything and there is good even in calamities. Look how we are receiving all these new things. Thank you God. Thank you HCI for helping us.”
Two months back, a devastating natural disaster, Hurricane Dorian, swept up parts of the Bahamas, annihilating some islands while doing significant damage to other islands. Hundreds of houses were destroyed, furniture contaminated, electrical appliances broken and strewn across the roads. Houses were completely destroyed and weren’t habitable.
HCI responded to the disaster, within a few hours by launching a campaign, calling all of the local communities and mosques to donate. Simultaneously, our team flew to Orlando to buy relief kits and shipped them to Freeport.
Our team on the ground not only had the relief kits shipped immediately but also had extra security as the kits were distributed to the victims of the hurricane.
“I couldn’t show my family that I was afraid.’
Malcome shared his amazing feat in surviving the hurricane. As the water came crashing against his house, he pushed himself against an unlocked window with his dear life. He sang for two hours to God while encouraging his family to be brave, as they faced the raging force of the hurricane. Another man shared how he lost his wife and his whole house to the hurricane.
The next day, we went to meet the person who arranged the shipment to the heart of the disaster zone, Freeport. We made our way to an area called SeaHorse Village to unpack all the goods that were shipped. Local people from the area came to help as volunteers. 250 boxes of non-perishable food items, such as cans of tuna, noodles, dried food, and baby food, was delivered directly to the victims.