Dear Hurricane Irma Survivors,

This is not a letter about how lucky I feel about living in the blessed Island, although I do. This is not a letter about how we should appreciate this time to be with our families, play board games and cards, although I am. This is not a letter about how incredibly blessed I feel to have my loved ones alive and well, although I couldn’t put it into words.

This is a wake up call to all of whom are complaining about their lacking cellular reception, posting about how much it sucks that they can’t watch their T.V shows because they have to electrical power. This is a wake up call to all of those who are bragging about how good they have it with their A/C on, their laptops on Netflix and with iced water.  A wake up a call to all of whom spent money on emergency supplies which they did not use. This is not in any way about you.

This is about the families who lost everything, the homes that where destroyed and the agriculture that was lost. This is about the people who’s worst fears came true and are now alive to relive horrible nightmares for the rest of their lives. Puerto Rico, is facing a great loss in agriculture, forest life and homes and one mans life. Citizens have been left homeless in Culebra and mountain areas. We must stop being selfish and help our neighbors, help clear our streets and most of all support each other and our sister islands of the Caribbean who have had annihilating results by the passing of this “little storm”.

This is about our search and rescue team and their families who watch their loved ones go out everyday to this unforeseeable circumstances and help everyone they can. As someone who watched a loved one go out the door everyday so they can go and help people during the storm, I can tell you that it’s maybe one of the scariest feelings you will ever feel. Its about our government workers who are working endlessly to restore our electricity and water power. Its about the survivors and how they choose to help others survive.

I encourage all and everyone of us to help our own in Culebra, help our rescue team clear our streets and extend this helping hand donating as many items as we possibly can to our sister islands so we can help the surviving population have a clear and healthy start to their new future.  WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

 

Sincerely,

Someone affected by Hurricane Irma.

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