The Island of St Maarten in the Caribbean has been left devastated by Hurricane Irma. Mary White Brunjes and her husband Kevin were living on the island and survived the tragic and devasting storm. Family and friends of Mary and Kevin are pulling together to help and we ask for your help too. We are so thankful that they are home with their pets, however, Mary and Kevin had to leave everything else they possessed behind. They left their apartment to a single mother in need, and were able to get on a ship that took them to San Juan to fly home. The struggle and cost to get home was enough to bankrupt them, and now they are needing to rebuild their lives.
Mary was attending medical school at The American Medical school of St Maarten. Her expenses to continue her education elsewhere are overwhelming. They had no insurance and there are no funds being offered to them for hurricane reflief. The American Medical school of St Maarten is moving to the UK to enable students to complete their education after the loss of their campus due to Irma. In addition to travel expenses already incurred, more will be required to move abroad. The cost of VISAS and round trip plane tickets alone will be thousands of dollars. Any amount will take a huge emotional and financial burden off their shoulders.
Mary and Kevin want to help others on the island of St. Maarten and will donate anything they cannot use to those in need of hurricane relief. She can answer any questions you may have about their situation and/or the state of the island of St. Maarten. Thank you for your kindness in helping.
Video footage taken by Mary and Kevin in St. Maarten
- Tom McClintock
- Aaron Kelley
- Jane & Christine Nevejans
- Sandi Daniel
- Jon & Kristine White
Organizer and beneficiary