October 17, 2017: The mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica is receiving much needed Hurricane Maria relief from the Adventist Development and Relief Agency.
ADRA is taking part in a coordinated effort to distribute shelter tarps to residents after the hurricane damaged the roofs of over 90% of the buildings on the island nation.
The Adventist agency has worked with disaster response partner Rescue Global and aviation-focused relief agency Airlink that have helped by flying the supplies to various destinations in the country. ADRA has taken charge of distribution of the shelter tarps on the ground.
The shelter tarps being distributed are of vital importance until more substantial rebuilding can take place.
An October 17 update on ADRA International’s Facebook page calls the partnership between the organizations for Dominica relief an answer to prayer “even in the darkest days of disaster relief.”
Hurricane Maria killed at least 30 people when it battered Dominica as a Category 5 Hurricane on September 17.