Since this fund was started we have shipped almost 1000+ tarps to the island, 100 chainsaws, and thousands of dollars in immediate relief supplies when we first arrived from food, solar power lanterns, and emergency neccessities.
We have worked with teams of people to make this happen, we have not done it alone. It was always meant to me a team effort with a clear goal of helping as many people as possible on the island of St. Barth .
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We want to thank all of you for all of your help We have come a long way in a very short amount of time but still have a long, long way to go. We still need to purchase and get down to the island an additional 1500 tarps. We need mosquito donuts for another 1500+ pools. We need rodent control, and we need money for airfreight because there are still very few boats going from Saint Maarten because of the situation there.
Today we saw our first Red Cross workers, five in total! A little too late in our opinion but we are sure that they too are all stretched very thin . We have 100 chainsaws in San Juan right now that Tradewind are flying over with about the 20 that have come to the island in the last 24 hours. We have tarps coming and logistics seem to be the name of the game.
We have been really happy to work with some of the other pop-up legitimate aid groups such as Saint Barth strong, Hurricane Irma relieve Saint Barts, Tradewind aviation and Hurricane Irma/ Terra Mandarin. All of us working together are really making a difference please keep donating to us or any of those mentioned above. Thank you for your continued support you are all making a great difference.
Help St. Barth has been on the ground for over 24 hours now (September 12,2017). The Help St. Barth Gofundme account has assisted with humanitarian needs for many people who are in need. We know much more now that we are on the island, we have met with the local government. Our new goal is to raise enough money to buy 100 chainsaws, some generators, and more humanitarian aid. This morning I gave a woman a package of food and necessities she told me that people need blue tarps because people have holes in their roofs, she knew that eventually she would have help repairing it but in the mean time bugs and fear of rain in what is already a damaged house is a problem. I witnessed people cleaning up the roads, yards, and and lots of other things they had no gloves or if they did have gloves they were borrowed from a friend. The island has lots of bottled water but distribution and man power is an issue, lack of housing as many many homes have blown out windows or just in too much disrepair to be usable, and St. Jean (near the airport). This place is disaster area with limited electricity, water, manpower, and housing that is adequate.
This is a fund to assist with the needs of the Huricanne vicitms of St. Barthelemy in the F.W.I. This fund has only been in existence for three days and this morning September 11th the following items are in route and will be delivered in the next 24 hours.
50 pairs of leather work gloves
2 Chain saw helmets
4 sets of chainsaw chains and tools for each saw
8 tents various sizes (3-12 people each)
2 two and one half gallon gas cans
30 USB adapters
2 gas siphons
Food and necessities:
- Nuts, seeds, and trail mix
- Protein Energy bars
- Breakfast bars
- Choc chip and peanut bars
- Drinking water
Medicine, hygiene and toiletry products
- female sanitary items
- Shower wipes
- Cleansing wipes
- ZZZ tranquil
- Insect repellent and bands
- Benadry itch relief
- Bug bands
- bug pants
- bug jackets
- Hair elastics
- Saline solution for contacts
- Nail Clippers
- Sun block
- Bars of soap
- 202 packs of AA batteries
- 104 packs AAA batteries
- 8 headlamps
- 3 vision headlights
- 18 lithium batteries
- portable battery solar chargers
- 5 gallon solar showers
- 13 water purification kits
- 7 USB chargers
- 50 Anker USB chargers
- USB cables
- 17 mobile boost battery packs
- 3 compact radio
- 2 emergency compact radios
- adaptors and convertors
- D batteries
- Hearing aid batteries
- Duct tape
- 2 x Fans
- 4 x 3person Tents and 8 person tent
- Clorox cleaning wipes
- lots of gloves
- 8 Extension cords
- 5 high powered outdoor flood lights
We have spoken to many people on the island including a multitude of business owners and residents.
We will be coordinating with the local government and prexisitng relief agencies so that we are not donating redundant supplies.
People have lost thier homes, many people have lost the contents of thier homes. It is very hard to conjure up that if leave your house one day, when you come back even if your house is there nothing inside is usable anymore, your car has been flipped over, and you have a tree on your roof. Not to mention you are stressed about meeting your families basic needs: food, water, and clean clothing. Even though St. Barth's is a very well off island there are many people on it that are not as fortunate finacially.
We will be accounting for all the money at the end of every month, if you give to this fund you will be able to see where your money has been spent.
Douglas Foregger and Mai Linh Norton are heading this relief fund to help assist with immediate needs and the recovery efforts to get St. Barth's citizens back on thier feet. We are doing this in conjunction with many island business owners who prefer to remain anonymous. This money will not be wasted every penny will go towards helping rebuild, either the island or someone's life on the island. As stated previously every dollar will be accounted for and the information will be acceible for people who donate to the fund.
Thank you for your consideration and generousity.
We are 100% for St. Barths.
Major Supporters: Gustavia Yacht Club Relief Fund, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Tradewind Aviation, Wimco Villas, Kevin Tedeschi, Michael Stolper
JoAnna Foyle, Frank Greenburg, Tom Forsyth, Martin Sacks, Anne and Charles Hajjar
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