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Baptist World Aid, the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has
designated an initial amount of US$10,000 for hurricane relief in the Caribbean.
The aid was offered following the passages of Hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike.
Manuel Delgado, vice president of the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba, reported to
the BWA that the town of Paso Real de San Diego in the province of Pinar del Rio was badly
damaged by Hurricane Gustav. “The destruction of houses is really terrible, some houses have
fallen, and a great quantity has lost roofs totally or partially.”
Elmer Lavastida, a pastor in Cuba, said that 86,000 houses were partially damaged or
destroyed after Gustav hit the island. He said that there was extensive damage to crops and
that “the images look like a nuclear assault.”
Gustav affected Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and
the United States, causing more than US$20 billion in damage.
Hurricane Ike, a more intense storm, which followed less than two weeks after Gustav,
caused further damage in Cuba, as well as in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and
Caicos Islands, and the United States.
All the northern provinces in Cuba were severely affected by Ike, including Moa, Nibujón,
Banes, Antilla, Puerto Padre, Holguín city, Tunas city, Florida and Camaguey. “Some
neighborhoods look like pictures after a bomb raid – total devastation of homes and plants,”
Lavastida reported.
The state of Texas in the United States was severely affected by Ike, with estimates of US$18
billion in damage. Texas Baptist Men activated disaster relief mobile kitchens, preparing an
estimated 110,000 meals a day. Baptist volunteers worked in League City, Beaumont, Orange,
Bryan, Marshall, the Woodlands and San Antonio.
Hanna struck Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United
States. All three hurricanes have caused scores of deaths and left tens of thousands homeless.
(Photos: Scenes from the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav in Cuba; Photos courtesy of the Fraternity
of Baptist Churches in Cuba)
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