I will be visiting Puerto Rico and St. Croix as a board member of Episcopal Relief and Development. This is an important opportunity to visit local diocese leading disaster preparedness programs and recovery, post Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Puerto Rico and two of its outer islands, Culebra and Vieques, were heavily impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In addition to destroying many homes and buildings, the storms severely damaged more than 75% of crops and agriculture. The cost to rebuild is estimated at $95 billion.
With support from Episcopal Relief & Development, the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico quickly delivered food and water, clothing, temporary housing, medical and first aid supplies and home repair materials to approximately 600 people on the islands of Culebra and Vieques. Episcopal Relief and Development news.