St. Thomas US VI Hurricane Relief

Hello everyone,

This campaign is for the people of the island of St. Thomas. St. Thomas is an island in the Caribbean which is a part of the US Virgin Islands and was violently hit by Hurricane Irma and then further devastated by Hurricane Maria. Around 90% of the Virgin Islands are still without power and the vast majority are still without drinkable water and are continually struggling with a lack of food. (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/08/us-virgin-islands-the-american-citizens-battered-by-hurricane-maria-and-forgotten). All of the places affected by the onslaught of hurricanes in the last month or two are in need of dire help but unfortunately, the US Virgin Islands (and specifically St. Thomas) have been forgotten.



My family has a unique opportunity with the assistance of a local Phoenix non-profit, Community and Faith Initiatives (CAFI), to help the people of St. Thomas. My father, Dr. Paul Johnson, will be co-piloting a twin-engine airplane down to the island in order to deliver supplies and help the community members he has been in contact with the last couple weeks.


We have been blessed with an abundance of supplies that we have been able to put together that will be taken down, but we are need of funds to help subsidize the cost of fuel for the airplane. It is a long distance roundtrip to make it to St. Thomas from Phoenix, but the small island needs all the help they can get. Any monetary donations or prayers and love that you can send to the people of this island would be greatly appreciated. We would also love if you would be willing to share this link with all those you know in order to raise awareness of all the places that are still in need of our help.

This is particularly important to me having grown up in Jamaica and enduring the difficulties of Hurricane Ivan in 2004. I’ve seen first hand the devastation a hurricane can bring to a small island. My family and a lot of the island of Jamaica was fortunate to recover from the destruction, but now is the time to reach out and help those who need it in a more direct way. Thank you for your support!
  • Erin Vander Maten 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Lori Vander Maten 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Michael & Jolene LeFlore  
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • Beth Bowen 
    • $150 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer

Corey DM Johnson 
Organizer
Scottsdale, AZ
Community and Faith Initiatives 
Registered nonprofit
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