Hurricane Irma St. Thomas Family

Difficult to find the words for this one;( We have all seen the horrendous pictures of the destruction so I chose not to post those but rather to focus on what we can do to create a new picture , a new reality.
Most importantly, we give thanks for the safety of our family. The first 48 hrs of not knowing was unbearable for us however the physical /emotional stress and uncertainity continues for them. Hurricane Irma has devastated the island that we know as home and left our families in such need. As we all know , electricity, water , supplies and any semblance of routine and life are in the far distance. A second hurricane is on the way this weekend. We all feel helpless and I hear it in their voices after I was lucky enough to talk to my mom and sisters after 48 hrs. 
Any help that we can provide will have an impact 1000x more than you can know-not just from a monetary standpoint but simply by them knowing that they have us out here lifting them up. Any money raised will be distributed to the eldest of each family for assistance. We have several in the family that have lost everything. 
We always stick together as a family; it is how we were raised by the most incredible parents and ancestors. 
Prayers above all else requested
for clarification purposes : 
my name: lillia laplace
from : st thomas usvi
raising money for my immediate and extended family on st thomas . Any funds raised will go directly to the family and be used for supplies: batteries, flashlights, mosquito repellants, canned foods , tarps , general medical supplies

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Beth Martin 
    • $75 
    • 41 mos
  • Lori Gray 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Jeff Greaux 
    • $300 
    • 41 mos
  • Sonia LaPlace-Cannistraci 
    • $500 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer

Lillia LaPlace 
Organizer
Franklin, NC
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