In the first three weeks of September 2017 the Atlantic Ocean delivered three Category 5 Hurricanes to the northern islands in the Caribbean archipelago. These storms were the among the largest and most ferocious in recorded history. They chased each other through some of the most vulnerable landmasses in the world leaving a wide swath of death and destruction. The islands of the Caribbean, particularly the smaller ones, are extremely vulnerable to the threats of large and powerful hurricanes due to many factors including geography, poverty, international policy and most of all Climate Change. Their recovery and rebuilding will be long and challenging due to a lack of resources.
The need for help and attention is urgent but unfortunately the needs created by this disaster will continue for many years after the news channels and social media campaigns have moved on. The goal of this site is to provide it’s visitors with an understanding of the region, the critical needs and some of the ways to help the Caribbean rise now and for the long term.
There are critical needs that have to be addressed immediately. However it is also essential to invest in the long term efforts needed to bring these islands back to a point of thriving. To give now you can select from a list of charities and organizations organized by island. Also consider taking the pledge to stay connected to these islands and their recovery by committing your attention and help in creating lasting impact. Pledge to learn more and do more about Climate Change and it’s impact on the planet and humanity, particularly in the most vulnerable places like the island nations of the world.
Pick your islands and find organizations that will effectively help now.
Take the challenge of staying engaged with the islands’ recovery effort over the next few months, promise to visit the Caribbean or to take action on Climate Change.