As you've most likely seen over the last several days, hurricane Irma has devastated the Caribbean with its 150+ mph category 5 winds and torrential downpours. Thankfully, my family in the islands of St. Martin, St. Croix, and St. Thomas all survived but sadly most suffered significant damages to their homes and belongings. Unfortunately theirs is not a system where they are covered by insurance so they are left to try to survive and re-build on their own and without a source of income since most business have also been destroyed. It is not everyday that I feel this powerless to help my family since they have always looked to me as the "success" of the family. I know it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help and that is what I ask of you today.