St John Irma Relief Fund

St John USVI is currently being hit hard by hurricane Irma, Cat 5.  This fund will directly go to the people and community of St. John.  The creators of this fund are 4 residents of St. John who work in the boating industry.  The money raised will be used to deliver needed supplies, help rebuild damaged property and provide aid for displaced people and animals.

All funds will be withdrawn by Chris Shoupe into his personal account and distributed as described below.

We have been working hard to find the best place to put this money. We wanted to both help businesses that are in need and help the community as well as a few individuals that have had extreme loss. Individuals selected are long time St John inhabitants who have been a part of the community for many years and suffered substantial loss from the storms.

Gift Hill School - $4000
Distribution by Topher Dunlap
Connections - $3000
Distributed by Cid Hamling
Carolina Corral - $2000
Distributed by Sophie Karnas
Animal Care Center - $1000
Distributed by Ryan Moore
Misc Supplies
(Generators/Solar Lights) - $2545
Distributed by Chris Shoupe and Eric Hovgaard


Cecil Jay Rushing - $1000
For excellent community service and loss of home/boat.

Wade and Boo Shannon -$1000
For excellent community service and total loss of home.

Jodie Tanino - $1000
For excellent community service with DIRT and total loss of her home.

Daniel Benson - $1000
Daniel's father Richard has been a long time local legend running charters on his Sailing Vessel Goddess Athena. Both Richard and Goddess Athena were lost durning Irma.
  • Daniel Carlson 
    • $180 
    • 60 mos
  • Karon Kessler 
    • $100 
    • 60 mos
  • Kelly Kastberg 
    • $50 
    • 61 mos
  • Ruth & Brian Sullivan  
    • $200 
    • 62 mos
  • Kathleen Sullivan 
    • $50 
    • 62 mos
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Chris Shoupe 
Cruz Bay, United States Virgin Islands

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