The disaster, hardship and pain faced by the people of the State of Texas in the United States has once again revealed the mindboggling effects of hurricanes on the lives of people. Hurricane Harvey has left its mark in the saddest ways possible.
We need only to think of Hurricanes Gilbert, Hugo and Ivan that had devastated Jamaica, Montserrat and Grenada respectively to remember that we too in the Caribbean have had our share of the most devastating hurricanes in the month of September.
Historically, September is the most active part of the hurricane season. This month has infamously recorded some of the most deadly hurricanes as noted above. September should therefore also be a time for active soul-searching with respect to volunteerism.