“Well I wasn’t here on the island but my children were. I was in Grenada because I come from Grenada and I go home every September and the hurricane did some damage to my liquor restaurant. All the windows and doors gone. It’s a good thing the Red Cross was there to give me some help buying back the windows and doors.
The Red Cross gave me money for three months. I was getting $1200 every three months. I used that money, I went to St Thomas to Home Depot to get windows and doors. It is 10 months now I don’t have windows or doors yet. Every time I call them they say it’s not ready yet. It’s a shame for a big place like Home Depot and I’ve waited so long just to get some windows and doors. I find that’s a shame.” - Joan Chimney, British Virgin Islands, #HurricaneIrma.