Hurricane Irma Update: Our Kids are Safe
As Hurricane Irma devastates Florida, our Covenant House staff in Fort Lauderdale, led by our Executive Director Jim Gress, safely transported our kids from our Covenant House shelter to an evacuation shelter at Plantation Elementary School on Friday.
As of Sunday, our 40 amazing kids and our heroic staff are safe in the emergency shelter, which has been experiencing periodic power outages.
The shelter is on lockdown and curfew remains in place due to dangerous wind conditions. We have no way of knowing yet what damage our shelter in Fort Lauderdale has suffered, or how Hurricane Irma will impact our kids and staff in Orlando. But emergency plans are in place and our Florida team is amazing and working hard to be ready for whatever comes their way.
We know you join with us in prayer for the victims of this second horrific storm in two weeks. And we thank God every day you stand with our homeless kids to be love in the world for them, every day and night of the year. Thank you so much.
With your help, we can ensure our kids will remain safe during this storm. Please make an emergency gift now.