Hurricane Irma & Maria Disaster

Good day everyone. My name is Alex Athanase and I am a proud Virgin Islander. On Septhember 6th, powerful hurricane Irma devastated the lives of many people from Barbuda to the Virgin Islands. This hurricane has left many people homeless with nothing,  but the clothing on their backs. It has left our islands crippled with no power estimated to last up to 6 months, and has completely destroyed our only source of income which is tourism. Now, just after two weeks of being so badly devastated another powerful hurricane named Maria has affected these islands again and caused even more damage due to flooding. I made this account to seek a little assistance in any manner just to go towards helping my family with basic necessities. All of my family has been accounted for and are safe; however, are making due in our family home with half of the roof completely ripped off. As of now everyone is working together to make positive change, but it's very hard especially when there is so much damage and limited resources. They will need a little financial support for the basic necessities of living until they can be evacuated to the mainland U.S.  

Thank You to anyone who is able to contribute and help out in our time of need.
  • Michael McGee 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
  • Catherine Ryan 
    • $140 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 49 mos
  • Laura Krueger -McNeill 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alex Athanase 
Anna's Retreat, United States Virgin Islands
Linda Maratea 
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