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Caribbean Hurricane Appeal 2008

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Why we needed your help after the 2008 Caribbean hurricanes

Find out why we needed your help to support people in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Hanna and Hurricane Ike.

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How we helped after the 2008 Caribbean hurricanes

Read about the Red Cross response to Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Hanna and Hurricane Ike in the Caribbean.

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Cosme’s story: surviving Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike took everything Cosme owned, except the clothes he was wearing. Find out how the Red Cross helped him.

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Henry’s story: water after the storm

After Hurricanes Ike and Hanna, Henry's daughter's house was a pile of timber. He talks about surviving the storms.

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Lily's story: volunteering in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Lily's been a Red Cross volunteer for decades. Read how she and other volunteers helped survivors of Hurricane Ike in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Miriam’s story: protection from disease after the hurricane

Thanks to the Red Cross, Miriam got a mosquito net, food and water to keep her family healthy after Hurricane Ike hit Grand Turk.

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