Help the Caribbean

Olivia Blase

Many of you have been asking how Northland is helping those in the Caribbean affected by Hurricanes Irma and now Maria. We are blown away by your generosity and concern for our brothers and sisters there in the midst of dealing with Hurricane Irma's effects in our own state. 

Currently, our response to the devastation in the Caribbean is through partnering with organizations and churches that are working directly in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. You can learn more about how to help by reading below. 

Puerto Rico 

We are partnering with Action Church as they work to fill a container with donations of most needed items. The container will be shipped to the church Gosén Iglesia de la Familia in Caguas and items will be distributed to those most in need. 

The container will be shipped on Saturday, so items are being collected at Action Church's Winter Park site through Friday night. 

Most needed items: mattresses, tents, air mattresses, towels, non-perishable food items, clothing, tools, housewares, toiletries 

Dropoff location: Action Church Winter Park 1485 Grand Road, Winter Park, FL 32792
Dropoff times:     Wednesday, September 27    6 - 8 p.m. 
                              Thursday, September 28       6 - 8 p.m. 
                              Friday, September 29            6 - 8 p.m. 

United States Virgin Islands

We are connected with a non-profit called My Brother's Workshop that has locations in St. Thomas and St. Croix. After Hurricane Maria, they opened their cafes as food distribution centers and have served over 6,000 meals, as well as distributed food to local nursing homes. They have also provided plywood to families for home repair. Any monetary donations collected will go towards these efforts and others as they serve their communities in Hurricane Maria's wake. You can donate here.