Ana Malena Cruz Montero unpacks items from an MCC relief kit in the small outbuilding on her property where her family is sleeping after Hurricane Ian damaged the roof of her house in 2022. She received a relief kit from MCC partner CCRD (Centro Cristiano de Reflexión y Diálogo, Christian Center for Reflection and Dialogue), and will receive material to repair the roof when it arrives in Cuba.
Ana Malena and her daughters, 10 years and 4 months, hid under the bed at her father's house when the hurricane hit. Since the hurricane, she has moved the family's belongings to the parts of the house that are still covered, and has covered other belongings with tarps or old bedsheets to protect them from the rain.
"It was so sad, what happened with the hurricane. We're grateful for what you were able to do for us. Especially for the towels, because we didn't have any before."
To pack an MCC relief kit, visit mcc.org/get-involved/kits or mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits.
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