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Help Fiona O'Connor feed Tortola

$8,640 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 22 months
When Fiona started Captain's Kitchen in Tortola, she was pursuing her dream. Hurricanes Irma and Maria have turned daily life on her home island into a nightmare. But, with no reliable power or water or even decent shelter, she has banded together with others to figure out a way to continue to help to feed the people in the community any way they can. And, she is doing it with Fiona's characteristic good humor and spirit. She needs help getting her kitchen up and running. Let’s help her as she focuses on recovery and helping those in her community. She is feeding people for free every day she can and donating time and resources to community organizations. She also needs to rebuild her severely damaged business. Your donations will be used for both worthy causes.


This is the house of one of Fiona's friends. They hid in the small bathroom that is still standing until the eye of of the storm passed over, then they ran for safer shelter.

The British government is airlifting limited supplies onto the devastated island. The normally busy ports have been severly damaged.

-All photos sent by Fiona O'Connor
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Fiona is helping to feed Tortola! Funds from this campaign are on the way to her, and in the meantime they have received donations from friends in Puerto Rico and other charities. Lots of hard work is keeping the yummy food flowing.
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Great news!!

Fiona just got a boat full of supplies from her friends in Puerto Rico.

Check out the story here:
https://www.gofundme.com/boatfullforfiona
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Hey all, in the interest of full transparency, I would like to give everyone an update on getting the funds to Fiona.

1. I tried to make Fiona the direct beneficiary, but because she is not a US citizen, GoFundMe would not allow her to withdraw funds.

2. I therefore initiated a withdrawal in my name. I have Fiona’s banking info, and will transfer it into Fiona’s Puerto Rico based account as soon as it hits my account.

3. I am also in contact with another friend of Fiona’s, and am screenshoting Fiona and the friend on all transactions for full transparency. If anyone wants copies, just email connollymc@gmail.com.

4. About me. I am a friend of Fiona’s who spent a lovely 10 days or so with her as captain as she cruised a group of us around the BVI for a wedding. I currently live in Austin, Texas and am donating a little time and WiFi to help out with the situation. I am also good friends with Meredith and Justin who are heading to see Fiona in a little while on a chartered boat from Fajardo, PR.

5. I will update everyone when the funds get to Fiona, and thanks to all for your generosity.


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Friends from Fajardo are arranging a boat!

Fiona shared her love of the sea and the British Virgin Islands with Justin and Meredith on their wedding cruise.

Justin and Meredith are now living in Puerto Rico now and have arranged to charter the Tobias ( snorkelandbeachtour.com ) and are working on filling her with kitchen essentials, a generator, mosquito netting, and other supplies that will help Fiona continue her present mission of feeding community members and rebuilding her kitchen and business when the time comes.

You can learn more and help with this related campaing here:
https://www.gofundme.com/boatfullforfiona
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$8,640 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 22 months
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Anonymous
20 months ago
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$500
Christine & Les Fereday
20 months ago
FM
$100
FRANCISCO MORA
21 months ago
BH
$100
Bill & Dawn Hinton
21 months ago
$1,000
Linda Rixie
21 months ago
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$200
Nancy Schwindt
21 months ago
SM
$100
Stephen Moore
21 months ago
$500
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21 months ago
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21 months ago
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21 months ago
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