VI Strong - Steve Rothman

NOTE: Please DON'T share this on Facebook...I'd like to surprise Dad with it before the end of September!

Story by Josh Rothman from St. Thomas, USVI.

As most of you know, St. Thomas has been mostly destroyed by the recent thumping from Hurricane Irma - initial estimates are that 70% of the island's infrastructure has been destroyed, including the only hospital, post office, airport, and thousands of homes.

Luckily, my dad and sister are okay. Unfortunately, dad's house was completely wrecked when the roof was blown off, resulting in irreparable damage to his possessions from the wind and rain.

This is the third time dad has had to go through this experience, and by all accounts I've received, Irma is the worst storm the island has ever seen. I started this GoFundMe as a way for us all to show that we are thinking of him and the road to recovery. Any donation, no matter how small, will show him how much we care.

The funds will be used to get him stateside so he can spend some time with family and friends while the island recovers. Whatever is left over will be used to help replace some of the basics that were lost in the storm - clothing, household goods, etc. The funds will be withdrawn by me and deposited into dad's account via electronic transfer.

Please keep the islands and all of their residents in your thoughts. I'm sad to say that many other locals were far less fortunate, and will face a long time without power and shelter. If you know Steve, you'll certainly understand how much this support will lift his spirits, and it will go a long way towards compensating for all of the lost family memorabilia that was destroyed in the house.


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Joshua Rothman 
Oakland, CA
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