Rise Up for The Demeters

As you all know, last week Hurricane Irma slammed directly into St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands essentially destroying the entire infrastructure of the island leaving 80% of all residents homeless. Shaun, Elizabeth and their dog, Doolittle, had just moved there in early August. They had just started to settle in and were preparing to begin teaching for the upcoming school year at Adelita Cancryn Junior High School. Now, there is no school as it too, was destroyed. With deep regret, they are returning home to Kentucky.

Shaun and Elizabeth left nearly every possession behind to live out a dream in St. Thomas. In a few short hours Hurricane Irma turned that dream into a living nightmare. They do not have running water or electricity and the return of such may be months away. They were left with no other choice than to cut their losses and depart.

Those that know this couple know the generosity and love they show to their friends, family, coworkers and the many students they have impacted over their lives. The joy they bring to everyone they touch has been the most noted thing about them. Let's help to bring them back home safe and show the love they have shown us by helping them try to recover from this.

Thank you for reading. All monies received will be given directly to the Demeter's to help combat the losses they incurred directly from Irma and helping to establish themselves  in a new home. 


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Organizer and beneficiary

Jeremy Henry 
Owensboro, KY
Shaun Demeter 
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