If you would like to lend a hand, the most reliable organization for relief donations (monetary and supplies) is through HeadKnowles Hurricane Joaquin Relief. Unfortunately, through other organizations, many donations are not arriving to the affected islands as intended due to paperwork, duty fees and politics. If you know someone on one of the islands, shipping supplies can be sent to an individual who can then distribute the supplies from there, either directly or via a local church. Long Island is in the rebuilding phase calling for building supplies including but not limited to:
- Ice and Heat roofing shield
- nails, screws, nuts and bolts
- home furnishings
Remember that people have lost everything. Concrete buildings crumbled. Roofs blew off. Tubs, stoves, beds, sofas, toilets and refrigerators were pushed out of homes and into the bush with the storm surge. People lost everything.