Raising cash for Hurricane Irma victims
Many thousands of people have been affected by Hurricane Irma over the past couple of weeks. It destroyed around 90 percent of the Caribbean island of Barbuda, and devastated vast areas of St Martin, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, South Eastern Bahamas and Florida. Authorities in St. Martin said 95 percent of the French part of the island was destroyed.
Devizes Rotary therefore arranged a street collection last Thursday which raised £568.66 due to the generosity of the Devizes public. This has already been sent to the ShelterBox charity, who are continuing to ship much needed supplies to help alleviate the enormous suffering caused by the hurricane.
Devizes Rotary will send a further £500 in the next few days to help with that effort.
A big thank you to all who contributed so generously to the collection, and if you’d like to make your own contribution please go to https://www.shelterbox.org/hurricane-irma