Barbuda Hurricane Appeal
September’s Hurricane Irma hit the small island of Barbuda particularly hard, with 95% of all properties on the island destroyed and residents evacuated to the larger sister island of Antigua. With family and friends in Barbuda, freelance scenic artist Alice Bolton set about contacting a long list of companies to gather materials and tools to fill the container space she managed to acquire for free. We were very glad to be able to provide a large amount of constructional timber, plywood sheets, ladders and tools. Here’s Alice’s latest update.
”The Cargo Ship ‘The Agulhas Stream’ departed for Antigua earlier this week with the containers on board. We managed to fill both containers up to the brim with around 20 tonnes of building materials. The situation on the ground in Barbuda is slowly improving, the entire island was evacuated after the hurricane due to the scale of the damage. A clean up operation is well underway and help has been provided to help clean up homes of those too overwhelmed by the scale of the task ahead of them or unable to physically do it themselves. Some Barbudans have now returned to the island to live although they are still without power or running water.”
If you would like to help, you can donate here:
Alice’s Help Barbuda fundraising page
Further information: Guardian article 29th Oct