Partnering with FEMA to help deliver 40,000 meals over the weekend to remote locations on St Thomas. Ill head over to Puerto Rico on Monday morning. I’ve never done two back-to-back Disaster trips, but I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I love to opportunity to serve those in need, to learn, be humbled, grow, make great new friendships, and come home to realize my own problems are minuscule.
Maria threw a wrench into our supply pipeline for St Thomas and St John, most everything was coming through Puerto Rico which itself is in trouble now. Still we have had more success and picked up 2300 meals today delivered by plane. Craig works for UPS so naturally he had a truck and two drivers help move it to our staging area. (I normally drive the white truck, on the left side of the road- it’s really weird) The meals will all be delivered tomorrow. We were supposed to get access to 4 x 40 foot containers full of food today but that’s delayed. We have several other programs and very good traction at this point. Coming up on 3 weeks which usually my limit, but I’ve volunteered to go over to Puerto Rico and was given the green light. I’ll head over as soon as our team leader here releases me, sometime between Friday and Monday. I’m ready now, but I can’t leave the team on St Thomas short handed. I’m excited to get over there and get to it.
Front page in St Thomas
A high speed hurricane will strip the vegetation from trees giving them the appearance that they have died, when I actuality they grow their leaves back in 2-3 months. Many boats on the other hand are not as fortunate. We have seen what feels like hundreds of boats wrecked like this.
More boat runs – today to help supply a kitchen feeding the homeless on St John.