We received quite a scare this the weekend before last! As everyone is well aware, Hurricane Irma tore through parts of the Caribbean and then headed straight towards our beautiful state of Florida. We were bracing for the worst possible scenario as news reports had declared Hurricane Irma a category 5 storm at different points. Mass evacuations were called throughout the state. And, in its wake, the storm left millions with severely damaged homes if they still had homes at all.

We’re heartbroken at the fact that people were killed in both Florida and the Caribbean. The tiny island of Barbuda, in fact, is practically no more. Reports are that 95 percent of the buildings on the island have been decimated, making it virtually uninhabitable.

On Time.com, Kate Samuelson informs us that Hurricane Irma was, at one point, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. She notes that AccuWeather has predicted that the storm will cost the U.S. economy $260 billion. That doesn’t include, of course, the damage done to the Caribbean islands.

At this point, our primary focus is on relief efforts. And we invite you to join us in doing your part to help the many people who have been displaced by Hurricane Irma. Here are the different charities that you may wish to support:

UNICEF is placing special attention on getting children back in schools. “In the weeks and months ahead, UNICEF will be helping children affected by Hurricane Irma resume their educations,” reveals their website, “UNICEF is an expert in providing education programs to children in need. In 2016 alone, UNICEF supplied learning materials and other support to 15.7 million children, including 11.7 million children affected by war, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies.”

The Salvation Army has a focus on providing people with much-needed food and shelter. “Our food trucks are mobilized to feed thousands of victims and first responders,” their website informs, “Our disaster relief team is setting up shelters for survivors to rest and recover. And we’re always there to lend a hand to help, a shoulder to cry on – to give a hug or words of hope – to pray with you and for everyone you love. And we won’t stop when the flooding stops. We’ll remain until the healing is complete, until all this devastation is but a memory.”

Save The Children is working on restoring child care and education services. “Our emergency responders are in Florida providing family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Irma survivors,” their site reports, “When you donate to Hurricane Irma relief, your generous support will help us keep vulnerable children safe and provide desperately needed relief to families who need it most.”

The entire team, here at Allegiant Experts, would like to thank all of those who reached out to us and showed their concern. We certainly appreciate your well wishes and look forward to getting back to what we do best. With that said, if you have any questions about our clinical expert services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 407-217-5831 or email us at info@allegiantexperts.com.

Thanks, in advance, for your help in supporting victims of Hurricane Irma.