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Hurricane Irma & Cuba

On September 9, 2017, Cuba was hit severely by Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and did not get the media coverage that it so desperately deserved and needed. Most of the crops that feed the people of Cuba were washed out and destroyed by Irma. Food and potable water, clothing, and then roof and house repair materials, are so direly needed there. Because of the CONTINUED EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA, it is virtually impossible to ship materials to Cuba and to send any negotiable funds to Cuba (no banking relations between the two countries). FEMA, of course, cannot and won’t touch Cuba. And the Red Cross is too busy elsewhere to overcome the embargo hurdles of Cuba.


But “The Friends of the Episcopal Church of Cuba,” a national resource web-center for the Diocese of Cuba, and the North American Branch of the “Community of the Cross of Nails (CCN-NA),” a worldwide Reconciliation and Peace network/movement of the Anglican Church based in Coventry, England, have combined to provide effective, fast, and accountable relief funding (US tax deductible) for Cuba’s Irma disaster. The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba, networking through and with the Diocese of Florida, the Friends of ECC, and with CCN-NA, are capable of getting distribution of funds, food, and relief goods to those communities most affected and in greatest need throughout the island nation of Cuba. PLEASE SEE THE DETAILS OF THIS HUMANITARIAN RELIEF EFFORT on the Friends website: www.friendsofecCuba.org , Front page and Latest News Blog tabs.


Here’s a photo of the Vedado area of Havana, near the Episcopal Cathedral. 9/10/2017.    


And Bishop Griselda with trees that fell into the Cathedra dorms.




Individuals and entities can see the damage and respond quickly with tax deductible contributions to the Episcopal Church of Cuba by hitting the Pay Pal button at www.friendsofecCuba.org.