"The lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the Caribbean were disrupted September 12  when Hurricane Gilbert, the worst hurricane of the century ravaged the region. One of the countries hardest hit was Jamaica. Forty-five lives were lost. Four-fifths of the country's homes were damaged, one-fifth of them totally destroyed. Many roads were flooded and blocked. Electricity was knocked out and water cut off in most regions. An estimated 500,000 people were left homeless. Gailsie Stewart, a Jamaican who now lives in Canada and works for the Anglican Church of Canada's Stewardship/Financial Development division, visited Jamaica just days after Gilbert hit. When she got back, she talked with Murray MacAdam about her experience." "Canadian Anglicans, through PWRDF, sent $15,000 after Gilbert struck. We expect to send more in response to requests from our partners".