Posted: Fri 8th Sep 2017

Chairman of Deeside based Redrow donates one million US dollars to the Barbuda Relief Fund

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 8th, 2017

Founder and Chairman of Deeside based Redrow Homes Steve Morgan has donated one million US dollars to the Barbuda Relief Fund.

He has also called on the international community to come together to help those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

The deadly hurricane has claimed a number of lives and left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean island of Barbuda.

Irma was a category five hurricane – the highest level possible – and Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described Barbuda as a ‘scene of total devastation with 90% of all buildings destroyed.’

The Prime Minister added that over 60% of Barbuda’s people are now homeless as a result.

Steve Morgan has had a home on the island of Antigua for many years and today called on the international community, and those with the available means, to come to the island’s assistance as a matter of urgency.

“My heart goes out to everyone affected by Hurricane Irma,” said Steve. “I’ve been visiting the island for many years and my family and I consider Antigua as a second home.

“We have all seen the truly horrendous pictures and footage of the damage caused by the hurricane and cannot begin to imagine what it is like for those involved.

“So many people have been affected and now face such a long and hard struggle to return to some kind of normality.

“The devastation on the ground cannot be overstated – we simply cannot stand by and watch the people of Barbuda suffer and I just felt like I had to do something to try to help.

“I would also repeat the calls already made for the international community, and others with the available means, to come together and do whatever they can to help all those affected who are in such desperate need following the devastating hurricane.”

 

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