HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA AND MARIA
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas over the greater Houston area and the Corpus Christi area on August 25, 2017 with winds topping 130 miles per hour. The devastating winds and landmark flooding inland made this an unprecedented event for Texas. Through the help of so many of you, CSI was able to send relief supplies to area churches that were set up as distribution centers in their communities. The CSI mobile response trailer also served as a first aid station for volunteers as they worked to cleanup the debris.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread damage in the Caribbean. In Puerto Rico 100% of the population was without power for several days. In the island of Dominca almost 90% of the buildings were destroyed. Reports of devastation were reported from multiple islands. Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters generators, tarps, and other necessary supplies have been shipped and flown to the Caribbean. There is still a long road of recovery ahead. CSI is committed to showing compassion for the Caribbean through your donations and prayers. We have the opportunity to provide both lasting and substantial support and aid to those suffering.
We also had a team of medical volunteers arrive in Puerto Rico on November 13, 2017. The team delivered medical supplies, held multiple clinics and worked with other humanitarian workers throughout the week seeing nearly 200 patients.