Thankfully, my Dad’s life was spared during Hurricane Maria, a storm that is being likened to Hurricane Hugo in 1989 - the effects of which are still seen and felt today. The challenge now is for my parents to find a new place to live and secure life’s basic necessities. As with so many on the island, my parents are starting all over from scratch. Very few items were spared and my family will need everything from food/toiletries to furniture and a generator, as power is not expected to be fully restored until the end of December. All donations will be used to help support them as items are purchsed and shipped to St. Croix. Therefore, any amount that you are able to contribute will be greatly appreciated by my family.
Since the storm ended, my dad has been staying at a shelter. Despite poor cellular service, an imposed curfew, and inadequate food supplies---he remains in good spirits as he and others on the island brace themselves for the task of rebuilding. There are certainly tough years ahead but we remain hopeful that better days are on the rise for all of the US Virgin Islands. On behalf of my family, I thank you in advance for your contributions.
St. Croix After Hurricane Maria
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