Praying for those hit by hurricanes

Sep 10, 2017

With our own memories of Typhoon Soudelor still fresh, our prayers go out to our fellow Americans beginning the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and for the people of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Caribbean nations hit by Hurricane Irma and those in Florida and up the Atlantic coast still in Irma’s path.

The $15.25 billion disaster aid approved by Congress includes essential funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and for Community Development Block Grants and Small Business Administration disaster loans – federal aid that helped the Marianas recover from Soudelor. The legislation also extends the National Flood Insurance Flood Program.

According to FEMA, people who want to support relief efforts can visit the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website, www.nvoad.org, to make donations or volunteer their time.