Virgin Islands - Hurricane Response and Recovery

BVI Convoy of Hope Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands and Convoy of Hope

Episcopal Relief & Development sent emergency support to two partners, the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands and Convoy of Hope, in the Virgin Islands after the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma and in advance of Hurricane Maria.

On the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Episcopal Relief & Development and the diocese provided cash and cash vouchers for food, water and critical supplies for several hundred people in the aftermath. On Tortola and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, Episcopal Relief & Development targeted support for drinking water, tarps, plywood and nails.

Convoy of Hope ultimately delivered 350,000 gallons of drinking water; 9,900 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel; and approximately 2,000 tarps, plywood and nails as well as hygiene and infant care kits to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

Since the storm, Episcopal Relief & Development has assigned a representative, James Rollins, a resident of St. Croix, to coordinate ongoing relief and recovery efforts with the Diocese of the Virgin Islands. He is currently working closely with clergy and lay leaders to mobilize churches for urgent and long-term recovery and reconstruction activities.

Photo: Convoy of Hope

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