Hurricane Irma Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma, with its destructive force, made its track through Cuba for more than 72 hours, from the morning of Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September. With winds that at times surpassed 250 kilometres per hour, it crossed the north of the country from Baracoa, also punished by another phenomenon of this type almost a year ago, to the vicinity of Cardenas. However, by the immensity of its size practically no territory was freed of its effects.
Called by experts as the largest hurricane formed in the Atlantic, the destruction left by Hurricane Irma throughout Cuba has been widespread. Accompanied by massive flooding, its sweeping destruction encompassed housing, communications, infrastructure, agricultural equipment, crops, and community buildings.
Our Victoria Friends of Cuba Committee sends this appeal to all of us who has been in solidarity with Cuba to help in contributing towards the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund.
To show our ongoing solidarity with Cuba we are now once again as we have in the past collecting funds for damages caused by Hurricane Irma.
100% of all funds we collect goes straight to Cuba in the right hands to accomplish the most with them.
If any of us would like to contribute please make cheques payable to “Victoria Friends of Cuba” write “Hurricane Irma Relief Fund” on the memo line and send it at 1584 Strathcona Heights, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W2.