Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Maria Relief

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K1 Britannia distributes drinking water to public
14 September 2017 – The Daily Herald SXM

K1 Britannia Foundation volunteers distributed hundreds of bottles of water to the public on Thursday. The group had trucks full of water and were escorted by the Marines going from district to district.

St. Maarten braced for hurricane Maria
19 September 2017 – Caribbean Network

K1 Britannia, a non-profit foundation, is one of the few initiatives that have been distributing supplies on a consistent basis since Irma hit the islands shores. In the past few days they have made sure to provide the persons under their care with at least 72 hours of supplies to survive whatever conditions Maria decides to bring to Sint Maarten.

Hurricanes Irma and Jose Response Situation Report
20 September 2017 – ReliefWeb

Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria, IOM surge team supported the government of Sint Maarten to prepare evacuation centres by assisting coordination-related activities including: dissemination of early warning messages to the public and prepositioning basic relief items, such as food and water, in all evacuation centres across Sint Maarten. Additionally, IOM trained over 50 Red Cross and K1 Britannia Foundation volunteers on basic evacuation centre management.

Hurricane Maria
22 September 2017 – The United Nations Office At Geneva

In Saint Martin, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria, IOM camp management experts had advised the Government to disseminate early messages to the public in support of the coordination efforts related to pre-positioning core relief items, including food and water, across all evacuation centres on the island. The centres could accommodate a total of 2,140 people; 10 centres had been pre-stocked with food and water with a capacity for sheltering 1,800 people. Those centres had been manned by volunteers from the Red Cross and K1 Britannia Foundation trained by IOM as well as Dutch marine personnel to provide security and logistics assistance.

IOM Steps up Response as Hurricane Maria Increases Needs in Storm-Battered Caribbean Islands
22 September, 2017 – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The centres can accommodate a total of 2,140 people. Ten of the centres were pre-stocked with food and water with a capacity for sheltering 1,800 people. These sites were manned by volunteers from Red Cross and K1 Britannia Foundation trained by IOM as well as the Dutch Marine personnel to provide security and logistics assistance.

Petaluma man off to Caribbean to aid relief effort
29 September, 2017 – Argus Courier

There’s much left to plan about the voyage, including dates and exactly what projects to tackle, Bonds said. The island’s major airport was ravaged by the storm and communication is still difficult, but Bonds is now working with the nonprofit K1 Britannia Foundation to identify needs.

BWA Yachting bringing supplies to St.Maarten
6 October, 2017 – Howies Marine

On September 13, a week after hurricane Irma devastated Sint Maarten, a crew of St Maarteners left Martinique with a boat full of supplies collected through a go-fund-me initiative. Two days later, on an early Friday morning the group arrived. It was a bittersweet moment as they saw destruction Irma had left behind, but also were finally reunited with their loved ones. The supplies that included water, canned food and other emergency goods were offloaded and distributed via BWA Yachting and K1 Britannia Foundation. By Laura Bijnsdorp.