“If you think you’re too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” Bette Reese
“It’s even worse than I imagined.” Those were the words spoken by humanitarian and entrepreneur Britnie Turner two years ago as she landed in the British Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean with their one-two punch.
Almost 2 years later, Dorian blasted through the northern islands of the Bahamas, particularly Abaco and Grand Bahama (where Freeport is located.)
Monday, Britnie will be leaving with a team to assess the damage and map out a plan for how they can help – they being Aerial Global Community.
While there are many organizations large and small leaping into action, pitching in to help (let’s hear it for the cruise lines and all they are doing!), if you are looking for a way to help and see this, I ask that you consider supporting AGC and their mission.
Britnie Turner (@BritnieTurner) first popped up in my Instagram feed 2 years ago with posts related to St. Maarten and the work she and her group were doing there.
Over the last 2 years, I have been following Britnie, watching her not only talk the talk, but walk the walk.
If you go to the Aerial Global Community website, part of their vision statement says they are “A community of dreamers, donors, and doers that come together to solve world issues and rebuild nations.” You can see the full vision statement video here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
As I mentioned above, Aerial Global Community is getting ready to head to the Bahamas on Monday. One thing everyone can easily do (if you so believe) is pray. Pray for the team headed out, pray for the people of the Bahamas, pray for all those who are working in the Bahamas at this time.
Second, you can share this blog post. The more people who see it, the more people will become aware of this organization and their mission.
If you have been waiting to donate, and want to donate money or items to an organization you know is making a difference, go to https://www.aerialglobalcommunity.org/dorian (you can find a list of what is most needed when you go to that page too.)
Finally, at that link, if you are inclined and able, you will also find information should you want to sign up to help.
Aerial Global Community was posting about trips they were arranging to help in the BVI are recently as 4 or 5 months ago. That is one of the reasons I want to support them in their efforts – they have proven they are in it for the long haul.
And they also have experience going in and helping.
You can keep up with AGC’s progress by following them on Instagram:
Or the Aerial Global Community YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdaoo8IC3ITUeZnZ8UOCAXQ
You can also learn more by going to the Aerial Produced YouTube channel (there you can watch their BVI Stronger series too) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdjtxsgGRbTfsVDoOjHQ1Kw
Some of you may be aware of my Cruise Crazy Travel channel on Roku. I hope to also post updates there, but additionally, I have offered to set up a channel for this organization so more people become aware of the work of this group. That is still in the works, but I hope to be able to get it going soon. (at the moment, that’s not the highest priority!)
Whether you choose to donate to Aerial Global Community or not, I hope you will help the Bahamas in some way. As individuals, we can make very little impact when there is a disaster of this magnitude. Together, amazing things can happen.