Operation Compassion Begins Disaster Response to Tortola

By , October 12, 2017

Operation Compassion began sending 40’ containers to Tortola this week after receiving clearance. Since Hurricane Irma struck the island nation in the British Virgin Islands, Tortola has been trying to piece together enough infrastructures to begin receiving shipments in port.

According to Ismael Charles, field director of the Caribbean for the Church of God, “Tortola experienced sustained winds at 185 mph and gusts at 220 mph that decimated the island. Eighty-five percent of the island’s infrastructure was destroyed and people are in need of everything in every category. Tortola has never experienced anything like it!”

In response to the need in Tortola, Operation Compassion has sent fortified, healthy dinners, disaster food buckets, cereal, battled water, baby and adult diapers, flashlights, batteries, clothing, bedding and assorted other products. After a month of barely surviving, Tortola will be receiving much needed relief. In addition, Dominica, another island nation hit hard by category 5 hurricanes in the Less Antilles’, will also be receiving assistance from Operation Compassion.

As Operation Compassion continues disaster relief operations from Houston, TX to multiple locations in Florida to Puerto Rico to Tortola and wherever disaster strikes, we need partners that will continue to participate financially to help move product to survivors. Donate today!

 

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Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE PMB 370

Cleveland, TN 37312

423.728.3932 Office

423.728.3958 Fax

www.operationcompassion.org

 

 

 

 

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