The catastrophic hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that hit the Caribbean in September 2017 have brutally altered the landscape and the lives of millions, including children.
With worldwide relief efforts and donations to the Caribbean relatively limited, many are not only struggling to rebuild their nation, but to merely survive.
However, the psychological, emotional and spiritual toll of these unprecedented disasters cannot be quantified in dollars and cents.
There is an urgent need to provide the affected populations with trauma support as many survivors seek to acclimate into their new normal.
LegacyMakers is working in tandem with our partner organization, Is There Not a Cause (ITNAC), under the direction of Avonelle Hector Joseph. ITNAC was among some of the first responders, sending a team of doctors and nurses to Dominica only a few days after Hurricane Maria. ITNAC is stationed in Dominica but has also served several Caribbean islands: St. Martin, Tortolla, Virgin Gorda, Anguilla and St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) with tons of relief supplies, and the organization is diligently helping to rebuild homes for survivors.
However, there is still much psychosocial work to be done throughout the Caribbean: For instance, Hurricane Maria directly affected 80% of Dominica’s population. That is more than 57,000 displaced and affected people who live in shelters and transitional housing.
In Summer 2018, Marion Skeete of LegacyMakers will lead teams of Acclimation Specialists and missionaries to partner with the trauma support work being done in the Caribbean.
We will follow-up the effective work of ITNAC throughout the Caribbean by providing trauma support for displaced families and children living in shelters and transitional housing, such as: Personal Coaching, Group Coaching, Pastoral Counseling, Transformative Prayer Sessions, Community Prayer Gatherings, Crisis Intervention Counseling, Conflict Resolution and Life Skills Training.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 (USD). Please DONATE to LegacyMakers (Click on the DONATE NOW button below) and make this mission a reality. Your partnership in PRAYER is also greatly needed.
Your tax-deductible donation will have a very positive impact on the Caribbean for years to come. Donations are needed ASAP to begin the process.
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From the Families & Children of the Caribbean, thank you in advance…
And may God richly bless you!
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