If anyone has clicked into this link then it is likely that my parents Roxanne & Rufino have touched and impacted your lives in some way
We are thankful to have life and have survived the storm. Unfortunately we lost a few things, the house got some damages, the bedroom windows burst and the rain and wind damaged most of the stuff we had in the rooms, everything we had in the back yard is gone and destroyed and the house got flooded a bit. As for my parents restaurant, it also got damaged a bit and flooded.
My parents are trying to send me and my siblings away to The Netherlands ASAP to meet up with family so that we can go to school while they are getting back on their feet here on St.Maarten. Our neighborhood still does not have electricity or running water but we do have a generator. The place is still a work in progress, but we'll get there slowly but surly
The hotel that my mom works at was damaged also and right now we are unsure if she will still have a job after this. As for my dad, he works taxi and right now with everything down and no tourism it's gonna be hard for both my parents. Luckily we have the restaurant.
Although all of this is going on, my parents, being as kind hearted and generous as they are, still try to help others by cooking daily and sharing out.
Anything that you are able to contribute in terms of a donation is SO appreciated!! I am trying my best to help my parents as much as I can, especially in a time like this to help them with financial freedom. This is the reason for this GoFundMe page. EVERY cent that you send is very much appreciated!!! Not only am I trying to help my parents, I am also trying to raise funds to try and help others who are left with nothing at all and also help & give back to my island so that we can get it back to being the beautiful 37 square miles paradise that it was!
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message me or my mom via facebook
Roxanne Ghanie or Leann Richardson. If you would like to send clothes, food or anything that would be useful and would like our address, please message me also and I will be happy to send it to you! The service is bad so we might take a while to reply, but I will most definitely get back to you!
Thank you in advance for your donation
We are extremely grateful
Below are some pictures of how the island looked right after the hurricane, as well as some pictures of my family
This picture is of some of the damages infront of my parents restaurant
- Mark and Linda Hoensheid
- Oliver Shortall
- Bruce Long
- Rick Seid
Organizer and beneficiary
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