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On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda, the sister island of Antigua, as a Category 5 hurricane and destroyed 95% of Barbuda. The entire island of 1,500 residents was evacuated since it became completely uninhabitable.

In the aftermath of such historic devastation, Barbudians from the United States launched an effort to help the island recover. The Barbuda Relief Network (BRN) was founded by native Barbudians in order to assist in the island's recovery.

So far, the BRN has brought basic necessities to Barbuda so that its population can return and rebuild the island. Specifically:

  • BRN has distributed bicycles so that the children who have returned with their families have transportation to school (all school buses were destroyed in the hurricane).

  • BRN has distributed 3 classrooms of donated school desks and chairs, along with hundreds of textbooks for elementary school students.

  • BRN contributed a hospital bed, walkers, wheelchairs and medical supplies to the island's only hospital.

  • BRN has also distributed canned goods and PPE collected from our local food drive to native Barbudians in need on the island.


We need your help! Please visit our homepage and click "Donate" button to make a donation and click the "Contact" page to donate goods (e.g. textbooks, healthcare supplies, PPE, etc.) BRN is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization for which you will receive a receipt acknowledging your contribution.

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