Hurricane Irma And Cambiando Vidas

Hello friends! This is a bit of a late post (I am starting my senior year of high school and so I am very very busy as of lately!) and I just want to apologize for posting this much closer to 10 pm then I would have wanted to.

As we all know, Hurricane Irma hit the Dominican Republic and neighboring islands. One of the great things that comes out of such a tragedy is that we can all come together in order to help each other out.

My positive message for this (tragic) Monday is that the houses that the Cambiando Vidas organization built were used throughout the neighborhoods as shelters when the hurricane hit.

This message that I received made me feel amazing as the work that my classmates and I did during the summer really did help not only change the lives of the family but also helped to save lives during Hurricane Irma.

The following are messages from Cambiando Vidas:

Thank you for all of your thoughts and concerns as Hurricane Irma works it’s way towards the Dominican Republic.  Jose Abreu has been visiting the communities to help the families prepare for the storm. 

Many of the CV homes that you all helped to build will be serving as shelter for many other families.  Some homes have several families staying under 1 roof.  Other families will be seeking shelter in the schools.  Please keep all of our friends in the DR in your thoughts and prayers.  We will update you again once the storm passes. 

Thank you for all of your messages and thoughts.  Our families in the Dominican Republic remained safe during Hurricane Irma.  Although there was  minor flooding, heavy rains and winds, the community was not heavily impacted.  Most of the damage was further north in the DR.  Thank you for all of your continued support. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are still facing Hurricane Irma.  

Hope your Monday was amazing! Try to find your own positive news!
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A Type 1 Diabetic teen that was introduced into the world of diabetes on November 11th, 2008. I continue to walk through the path of life even in this carbohydrate infected world.

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