For the past several days, with the help of a steady stream of British Rapid Deployment Team members, the many distressed British nationals on-island when Maria struck who were now mostly located, advised and being supported; I was dropping on my tracks, tired. Besides sleeping poorly our concerns about Ben’s health, following his trip to hospital episode. Of additional concern was Ben’s immediate future on Dominica and his purist of furthering his education now that Dominica State College was fully nonoperational. We began wondering and planning on how we could get him to his grandparents’ in the UK.
Meanwhile, the young Rapid Deployment Team members repeatedly borrowed and ran off with my written records of departing Brits to "to place those departing into on their computer system." The problem was I did not always get my little books of information with so much valuable information immediately back and, with no phones, electricity or internet, the ancient system of writing things down had become very important to my sanity. When they took my written books for a third time I am not afraid to say I wept!
Now we could focus my effectively on locating the Lifeline families and clearing out the office which was drenched with rainwater, scattered leaves and papers courtesy of office’s glass doors being destroyed; first blown inwards, then outwards with passing of the hurricane’s eye.
We focused on making home and office functional and welcoming by cleaning up and managing to get the mostly missing roof covered with 13 tarpaulins. With roads still full of debris and fallen electrical cables we continued to carefully venture out to assist those needing help with recovery....
Lifeline Ministries Dominica
3 Munro Street
Goodwill / Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tina Alexander, Director
Tina Cell: 767-235-8367 (also What's App)
Office Cell: 767-275-8367