#Rebuildsxm was founded due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma to our beloved islands St.Maarten, Saba & St. Eustatius. We came together to #rebuildsxm and provide our people with the support they need to get back to a relatively “normal ” day to day life.

After the emergency services (Red Cross & Dutch Army) have left our islands, it is time to start rebuilding. In order to do so we have setup this GoFundMe page to collect donations to #rebuildsxm and our neighbouring islands Saba & St. Eustatius.

Your donations will be used for:

- providing kids with schoolsupplies, uniforms and learning materials needed to go back to school (Milestone #1 €50,000)

- funding sporting initiatives on the island, which help to keep our youths' minds off of the disaster which struck their world (Milestone # 2 € 35,000)

- helping our elderly, to take a step outdoors again and remind them of the beauty of our island and its people (Milestone #3 € 15,000)

About #rebuildsxm
While Hurricane Irma struck the islands of St. Maarten, Saba & St. Eustatius, Cyriel and John decided they needed to take action. They got together with friends who’s loved ones were also struck by Hurricane Irma and decided to centralise the efforts to #rebuildsxm. Via social media and many news outlets, the #rebuildsxm team managed to create an enormous awareness for what happened to the island after hurricane Irma struck. This initiative to create awareness drove them to even greater lengths and they decided to setup a non-profit organization #rebuildsxm ( where all efforts for the islands could be united. #rebuildsxm was born! With the attention our #rebuildsxm team received from the many news outlets and social media, we decided to setup a GoFundMe page to raise donations for projects aimed at helping our people once the emergency services have left. 100% of the donations will go to these projects in support of restoring the daily life of our people.

From the #rebuildsxm team “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

Stichting Rebuild SSS Islands
KVK / CoC 69566356

Home. This is the place where we were born, where we grew up, the place we call home.

People. This is our family, our friends, our people.

Future. Rebuilding our islands.
For Today and Tomorrow.


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Cyriel Pfennings - Richardson
Eindhoven, NL
SSS Islands

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