Help Hurricane Devastated Caribbean Islanders

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Samaritan's Purse has completed four DC-8 airlifts to the islands. Now we are treating patients in Grenada and providing relief supplies to residents in multiple Caribbean locations.

  • We have transported dozens of personnel and more than 111 tons of relief and medical supplies to the islands aboard four DC-8 flights. We have 80 staff on the ground.
  • We are assisting with shelter, clean water, mobile medical care, and other relief in Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Jamaica, and St. Vincent.
  • Medical teams are already treating dozens of patients and operating a lab at our Emergency Field Hospital on Carriacou to support the local medical system crippled by the storm.

Hurricane Beryl roared ashore Grenada’s Carriacou Island July 1 as a Category 4 storm packing 150-mph winds and dangerous storm surge. This deadly cyclone quickly strengthened to a Category 5 as it tore northwestward through the southern Caribbean toward the Gulf of Mexico. Wind, rain, and storm surge destroyed hundreds of homes and left towns and residential areas under water. At least six people were killed by the storm.

We are working alongside local church partners to serve on Grenada's Carriacou Island, on St. Vincent, and in Jamaica.

Many communities are still without electricity, access to clean water, and basic medical care. A number of residents are also without homes or other shelter.

We have delivered more than 111 tons of lifesaving relief to the region, including an emergency field hospital, hundreds rolls of shelter tarp, jerry cans, a desalination water treatment unit, solar lights, and hygiene kits. Our doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel began providing critical care July 9 from our field hospital in Cariacou.

“Hurricane Beryl has wiped out entire islands and left total destruction in its wake—both in the Caribbean and now the U.S. I am heartbroken for those who have lost loved ones and for the families who must now rebuild their lives. Please join me in praying for them and for our Samaritan's Purse teams who are responding in Jesus' Name.”

—Franklin Graham,President, Samaritan's Purse

This is the first Atlantic hurricane of 2024 and the strongest storm in recorded history to pass through the Grenadines, a small island chain including Grenada and St. Lucia in the southern Caribbean’s Windward Islands.

Beryl moved ashore in Texas after departing the Gulf of Mexico and moving inland, making landfall as a Category 1 storm July 8 and wrecking coastal homes with wind and tree damage in the southeastern part of the state. As Beryl weakened to a tropical storm, it dumped torrential rain in the Houston area where neighborhoods were left under water. We have deployed a Disaster Relief Unit—a tractor-trailer filled with relief equipment and supplies—to Brazoria County, Texas, to help hurting homeowners in Jesus’ Name.

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Please pray for the many, now, homeless and grieving residents of the islands as we begin distributing supplies and assisting with their basic. Pray for local churches and for our team as we work together in Jesus' Name, that these many hurting people will experience the love of God and remember He has not forgotten them.

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