CocoView Resort Covid-19 Crisis Fund

8/14/2020
Today we distributed $17,388 to our 58 furloughed employees.  They each received $300! Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our $100,000 goal!  Your generosity is deeply felt by all of the employees.  We will never be able to say "thank you" enough!
Roatan is slowly re-opening, and the airlines will start flying  in the next couple of months.  Until the island and flights are operating fully our furloughed employees will still need some help to get along.  I have raised the goal amount so we can continue the effort that you all have so kindly made possible.  
 
CocoView's Got Talent!  Enjoy the show, and meet some of the employees that make CCV so very special!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiffdvoNvx0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR34b_u2zgLM8kzAVcXdAZSWLED4ag_gRcnR9lQfDb7LoT_f2iZunnzRNpE 


CocoView Resort is a small SCUBA destination on Roatan Island, in the country of Honduras.  The abrupt discontinuation of travel and tourism caused by the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic has especially impacted our family of employees on the resort.  Without the patronage of the guests and the income they provide the staff at CCV has no source of income.  These hard-working, honest and friendly people will need all of our help to ensure they and their families have funds available for basic support during this crisis.  CocoView will maintain security and the upkeep of the buildings and boats, to protect this unique and amazing facility so the workers will have a job to return to when normal travel conditions resume.  We humbly ask that you show your love for the CocoView family by donating what you can to help us help our Roatan employees and their families weather this storm.  All the funds raised here will go to our Roatan staff. Together, with the generosity of our friends, we will be able to take care of our beloved staff, and we will return to this paradise that means so much to us all.

4-13-20 GoFundMe Stutus report: Thanks to everyone who has donated to the GoFundMe for the CCV staff. This week we started distributing money to the furloughed employees. Everyone on the island is on a restricted schedule of travel, and can only get out and about on certain days. So it will take all week to get each employee to the resort. I wired down $16,228.80 for this first payout. There are 58 furloughed employees. Each is receiving $280. (Converted to lempira of course.) They were very appreciative, and send their thanks!
The next dispersement will be in early May.
PS: The amount shown on the GoFundMe site will not reflect withdrawn amounts, or their fees. It's a running total of donations over the course of the campaign.

5-15-2020 UPDATE:  Today we distributed $17,827 from this fundraiser to the 58 layed off employees.  An additional donation made a total of $18,627. So each of the very grateful 58 received $321, (converted to lempira.) Thanks for continuing the donations.  Until tourism returns to the island the economy there is really tough.  
PS: The amount shown on the GoFundMe site will not reflect withdrawn amounts, or their fees. It's a running total of donations over the course of the campaign.  

You can check out the photos on the facebook page for CocoView Resort!  https://www.facebook.com/CoCoViewResort

6-12-20 UPDATE:
Thank you all for donating so generously to the GoFundMe for CCV furloughed employees. Today the employees received the third dispersement from the account. $16,600 was wired down. Each of the 58 furloughed employees received $286. In addition, CCV was able to pay each employee a full month of wages, (the 14th month---it's a Honduran thing). So the furloughed employees are very grateful and are in good shape. Thanks to you!

You can check out the photos on the facebook page for CocoView Resort!  https://www.facebook.com/CoCoViewResort


JULY 11, 2020by Elizabeth Midkiff, Organizer
7-10-20. Thanks to the generosity, creativity and enthusiasm of our donors we made a dispersement from this GoFundMe account to our furloughed employees. The Kayak Race was a huge success! We wired down $21,638, so each of the 58 very grateful employees received $372! That money helps them make ends meet until they can return to work. We are all so very thankful for your thoughtfulness and look forward to seeing you again at CCV!
 Enjoy the kayak race!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZUNtQfV9Ik&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0B3y7KOCP9p7JUuNqlPLq6CRVWoMdFfhmZw3UZGYfm2wshPvELzohLQq0

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Organizer

Elizabeth Midkiff 
Organizer
Barboursville, WV
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