St Maarten Needs Immediate funds

The dual Island countries of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin has long been a place of retreat for me and my family.  Over this time we have met many wonderful people some of considerable wealth while others have very little financially.

      Though the needs are great , not one of the people I know  would ever ask for a dime. The event is still sinking in and many do not even discern what their needs will be over the coming days, weeks, months and years.

   I read a Facebook post that said  "stop asking what you can do and just start doing, and that is what I am attempting to do here.  We were asked to start with the people we know. Many of the people that need help now are not contactable due to the loss of power and phone service being down. However once flights resume I will be flying down to offer what ever assistance is needed. 

     There are basic needs that all people have following a disaster and that is Water, food , clothing and shelter. which would also include basic first aid kits, trash bags disinfectant as well as mosquito bug spray to prevent the spread of disease.

The damage on this island is far greater than any one  individual to fund alone and that is why I am asking for your help to empower me to make a difference in their lives immediately.  You will notice I did not use names of individuals, because I have not asked them i'm just DOING. All funds received will go to help primarily those that I know and through extention any people they know that may need immediate help.

Also during reconstruction there will be many roofs that will need to be repaired or replaced and again I will look to you for your help. There are many reputable places to go and donate money and if you do that its fine too.

I have this need to put my own boots on the ground and give my love directly and physically as the island has given to me . The monies generated here will go directly to these ends. Your contribution today will help us to not feel so helpless. I will share pictures and receipts on this site so you can see first hand where your money is going. Please join me today.

Thank you in advance

Samuel Harris & Family


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Samuel N Harris Jr 
Sioux Falls, SD
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