What would you miss most? Rebuilding after Hurricane Irma

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If a huge hurricane blew away your home, what would you miss the most?

For Lorie, it was his treasured viola. “There’s no way I can replace my instrument, my viola,” he said. “It was just precious.”

The keen musician’s home and viola were damaged by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever seen in the Atlantic.

The huge storm damaged or destroyed almost every house in the British Virgin Islands. Rebuilding is going slowly.

In the aftermath of the storm, the UK public generously supported our Hurricane Appeal. This meant that we could use donated funds, combined with UK government support, to give grants to the worst-hit families for three months.

You can donate to the British Red Cross disaster fund here: www.donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/disaster-fund


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