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From Cuba about Hurricane Irma

Sep 18, 2017
Kenya Casanova Sales, Cuba Yearly Meeting

Dear Brother Len,

Hurricane Irma left us without electricity and water; also many fallen trees and minor damage to our homes. In Gibara the ocean surged into many homes. I don’t know the total material destruction but thanks to God no lives were lost. A wall in Odalys’ home collapsed. It was the central part of our country that sustained the worst damage, the provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila and Villa Clara. The sea surge damaged many homes in La Habana but I believe most of the members of La Habana Friends Church live at a distance from the ocean.

It was the uprooted trees crashing into homes in Puerto Padre that caused the worst damage but none of the Quakers lost their home. Other than some roof tiles that were blown off, our church building is ok, too, as is probably the case in Holguin. Thanks to all of you for your concern and your prayers that always comfort us.

Greetings of love to all our sisters and brothers,

God bless you all,


This letter was sent to Puente de Amigos co-clerk Len Cadwallader of Hanover (NH) Friends by Kenya Casanova Sales, Puerto Padre Friends Church, Cuba Yearly Meeting

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