Why are all proceeds going to St. John Rescue, Inc?
All funds raised will go to the St John Rescue, Inc. which is an all volunteer, non profit organization dedicated to saving lives and building a better community, created after the second worst Hurricane recorded in history back in 1995, Hurricane Marilyn. What started as a handful of helping hands turned into this non profit organization, now having 40 members. These are the people on land in St. John right now helping in everyway they can to provide medical relief, shelter, rescue, evacuation, help distribute food rations and also get power back on the island since that it is out, handle communications with people trying to provide relief and aid, role calling and informing friends and family on who is alive and accounted for and SO much more. These funds will go directly to the people on St. John who need help.
Why am I helping St. John?
St. John, USVI was my home for over two years, hearing and seeing the devastation from Hurricane Irma, which has been recorded as the worst Hurricane in history to date, is absolutely heart renching.
What happened to St. John after Hurricane Irma?
The Island of St. John has been destroyed and as a blip on the map the media and government funding unfortunately is NOT being sent there. This is leaving every person on St. John in a very unstable state where now not only are they left homeless, without power, minimal food and water amongst other things, but also the concerns are becoming more extreme as people are literally trying to survive through hunger, finding shelter, and getting off island to get the proper medical assistance needed.
This quote really hits home for me and I hope it can for you as well, "A small treasure for you, a bounty for those in need." Our help matters. No words can account for the amount of gratitude I feel for any efforts and help given. Thank you, from myself and everyone on St. John. #StJohnStrong #BeBrave #Lovecity
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