Virgin Islands resident Kenny Chesney posted an Instagram message today (Sept. 7) regarding the damage Hurricane Irma has inflicted on the Caribbean, saying, in part, “I’ve never been in war, but the devastation, the people’s faces in a place I know by heart have left me feeling helpless. It’s total devastation . . . Most everyone’s displaced. They are frightened, confused, and they don’t know where help is going to come from.”
Hurricane Irma hammered many small islands in the northeast Caribbean on Sept. 6, including Barbuda, St. Martin and the Virgin Islands, tearing down trees, flattening homes and causing widespread damage. 10 deaths have been reported.
As the nation continues to pull together to help the victims of last week’s Hurricane Harvey, Kenny is hoping to figure out a way to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Irma.
“I don’t know how we’re going to do this. But I want to help. I want to enlist my friends to figure out the best ways to make a difference, to help in whatever ways, small or large, that we can. I’m blessed with so many great people . . . We’re already talking, trying to figure out how to get in there.”
Read Kenny’s full message below, and check out a few pics that he posted.
photo courtesy of EB Media