The Hurricane & Disaster Relief Campaign, Inc. (or HD Relief Campaign, Inc.)is a humanitarian relief ministry that was birth out of prayer and the need to help people who live on the islands that were devastated by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
Hurricanes are yearly occurrences that inflict catastrophic disasters on the Islands throughout the Caribbean. Thousands of people have been affected by the severe 2017 hurricane season. Some Islands were under constant threat the entire season. They lived in grave danger as the storms formed and created systems that launched life-altering attacks. Some islands experience severe weather early in the season. Therefore, by the time Hurricane Maria came on the scenes, her high winds were felt by the previously damage islands and others such as St. Croix was devastated. Putting a halt to the aid the crucians were preparing for the neighbors.
The reports from several islands state their recovery time will stretch into several years. Many people have lost their homes, businesses, and everything they possess save their lives. We want to be the catalyst for hope. We want to be the hands and feet of our Lord.
Please partner the churches and people all over the Caribbean and the United States to provide life-sustaining goods and services that can make a difference to families affected by the tragic events.
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bio: Jasmine Johnson was born on the Island of Nevis W.I. she grew up on St. Croix, USVI. Jasmine has a passion for community development and programs that focuses on enhancing the lives of youths. She holds a Master degree in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling. Jasmine is currently residing in Jacksonville Florida.
Charlesworth C. Williams
Role: Co-Founder/ Vice President
Location: Beltsville, MD
Bio: Charlesworth was born on the island of Antigua, grew up on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and is a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander. During his navy career, Charlesworth served a four-year tour U.S. Navy recruiter responsible for serving the U.S. Virgin Islands. Charlesworth currently resides in the D.C. Metro area and is a full-time federal employee. He is leading the HD Relief Campaign in the DC/ Maryland area.
Role: Co-Founder/ Treasurer
Location: Orlando FL.
Bio: Rev. Athea D. Blake born in Jamaica, but moved to Orlando FL in 1987. An Ordained minister with the Church of God Cleveland TN, and have been active in ministry in the local church and community. My main role at my church at this time is in Office Administration, but Community Outreach also plays a big part of my daily activities. I work with the local United Way, an organization that is entirely people & community focused, and those are two areas that I am passionate about. I believe that not just the souls, but the entire ‘man’ needs to be attended to, and therefore my joy to share in this organizations vision to reach out to and care for others, especially in their times of distress.
Location: Orlando FL