Go Away Irma: Impact St. Thomas

This is in support of St. Thomas, USVI

These funds will be used as needed. Please read details below.

As you know, Irma has destroyed most of the Caribbean Islands.  While many, many people need help, the intention of this collection is to bring immediate help to the people of St. Thomas.

My sister and brother-in-law live in St. Thomas.  Their business is Impact Construction.  It’s a construction company that helps build and remodel homes and businesses. 

Because of his building knowledge and his access to his personal tools, they are very involved in the recovery efforts including working with FEMA, the US Marines, Home Depot, and local authorities.  They have been tirelessly assisting in road clean up (cutting/chopping trees to unblock roads, removing/lifting powerlines so that cars may pass, helping secure the port so FEMA can get access, etc.).  You’ll see three of the men lifting a powerline in the picture above so that a police vehicle can pass.

I contacted my brother-in-law to ask him how we can help.  Can we send money?  He said yes…. His quote was as follows:  “if you send a little, we’ll help put a shirt on someone’s back; if you send a lot, we’ll help build a roof on someone’s house.”

They along with their entire crew and many neighbors are volunteering to help.  No one has money; very few have a home and even less have food/water.  The point of this fund is to collect dollars that can be used as needed immediately.

We are very blessed that they do not themselves need help at this time. The point of this fund is so that they are able to use these dollars to help others.  They will buy tools, clothes, food, water… whatever comes their way.  They have men that are able to work and want to help, but do not have the supplies they need to start rebuilding.  We’re hopeful that this fund will provide some of those supplies.

Please contribute a dollar or a thousand…. Whatever you are able.

I will keep updating this page with pictures as soon as they are able to send me some.

I'm hopeful to start sending funds next week... Time is of the essence. 

Thank you in advance.
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